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Noun performing has 1 sense
  1. acting, playing, playacting, performing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
    --1 is a kind of activity; performing arts
    --1 is a part of performance
    --1 has particulars:
     portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation; impersonation, personation; mime, pantomime, dumb show; business, stage business, byplay; skit; hamming, overacting; heroics; roleplaying
    Derived form: verb perform3
Verb perform has 4 senses
  1. perform, execute, do - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
    Derived form: noun performance2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. perform - perform a function; "Who will perform the wedding?"
    --2 is one way to
    act, move
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  3. perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun performer1, noun performing1, noun performance1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he perform his major works over a short period of time?
  4. do, perform - get (something) done; "I did my job"
    --4 is one way to carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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