as if meaning

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  • As if or As If may refer to:
  • As If (UK TV series), a British television series
  • As If (U.S. TV series), an American television series based upon the British series of the same name
  • As If! (EP), an EP by Sky Ferreira
  • "As If" (song), a song by Sara Evans
  • "As If," a song by R&B trio Blaque from the Bring It On soundtrack
  • The former, short-lived name of alternative rock band Our Lady Peace
  • The Philosophy of 'As if', a work by German philosopher Hans Vaihinger
  • The phrase "as if", an example of Valleyspeak
  • As-if rule, a rule governing translation of computer programs in the C and C++ programming languages

    Definition of as if in English Dictionary

  • Conjunction
    1. As though; in a manner suggesting.
      1. “[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.
    2. In mimicry of.
      1. When the teacher's back was turned, the class clown would hold his stomach as if he were ill. ‎
  • Interjection
    1. IDI Refers to something that the speaker deems highly unlikely.
      1. "I'm going to clean your whole house." "As if!"
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • You're just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as if you buy it in a declared war.
      • It's almost as if my parents knew the age of unkemptitude was en route, and wanted to see as much of my skull as possible before it disappeared [ …]
      • But when I weary of fast-and-easy, semihomemade culture, I flip through this book and take comfort that someone actually took the time to live as if they were permanently on the set of Dynasty.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • As if the hostile takeover weren't enough, to add insult to injury they scrapped ninety percent of our products and replaced them with their own.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Conjunctions
      • Interjections
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      1. en as if one's life depends on it
      2. en as if one's life depended on it
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of as if for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "as if" is a conjunction. It's also an interjection.
      Definiteness: Level 8
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