- • as if• as thoughconj1. As (he, she, it) would if; in the same way one would if seeing to show.
The baby laughed as if he understood what Mother said.
The book looked as though it had been out in the rain.
The waves dashed on the rocks as if in anger.2. that.
It seems as if you are the first one here.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.