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a possum will often act dead when faced with a situation it doesn't want to deal with.

Playing possum, when someone comes to your house that you don't want to talk to, so you act like your not home.
Joe "Hey greg said he dropped over your place earlier, weren't you home?"

Darren "I was home, just didn't want to talk to him so I was playing possum!"
by levin_rc July 18, 2009
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Playing Possum or To Play Possum is to pretend as if you are asleep or dead.
"When ever my parents come to my room to check on me late at night I'm usually playing possum."
by MiniMillyMonster March 05, 2015
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When your traveling with a group of guys, all sharing a room. Only a couple of the guys are able to bring home some drunken hotties. When they get back to the room, the rest of the guys "play possum" and pretend to be asleep. When the girls are naked and getting in to it, the possum's come to life!!
"Six of us were down in Miami and Bob and Jim brought home these drunk girls. We were playing possum for about 20 minutes, but the possums woke up and got in on the action"
by Jason Bates February 06, 2009
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When you take someone home but then come to your senses, so you 'play possum' so to avoid having to deal with their presence.
Friends: omg, I can't believe you took him home last night

Betty: Don't worry, I just ended up playing possum - phew!
by Taffgirl55 December 21, 2015
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When an asshole driver in front of you is intentionally driving slow,then when you pass them they speed up and start playing with you.
That asshole was just playing possum.
by JoeNJ2 March 13, 2015
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