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1. pretend to be dead

2. to pretend to be vulnerable to avoid or entrap someone or something

(from a the fact that the Virgina opossum reacts to threats by feigning death)
He tried to play possum, but he couldn't fool me.
by The Return of Light Joker November 27, 2010
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verb
To fool someone into believing something that is not true. To fake.
Girl 1: I didn't want to talk to that triflin' ho, so I pretended I was asleep and she went away.
Girl 2: Nice! Way to play possum on her ass!
by LaStefondaniqua April 26, 2007
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