- to be or create (a possible threat, danger, problem, etc.)
- Smog poses a threat to our health. [=smog threatens our health]
- His careless behavior poses a hazard to others. [=his careless behavior is dangerous to others]
- Physical sports pose a risk of injury.
- The weather should not pose a problem for us.
- Decreasing the unemployment rate poses a serious challenge to/for the new governor.
- My mother posed a question to me that I still can't answer to this day: “What do you want to do with your life?”
- The contradictions in his argument pose [=raise] questions about his credibility.
- Everyone posed for the group photo.
- She posed nude for the magazine.
- The photographer posed her on the steps of the courthouse.
- to pretend to be (someone or something) in order to deceive people
- She posed as a student to get free admission to the museum.
- undercover cops posing as drug dealers
- The photographs show the models in both clothed and nude poses.
- Hold that pose. It will make a great photograph.
- His disapproval of the war looks good to voters, but I bet it's just a pose.