function as sth

function as sth
UK US function as sth
Phrasal Verb with function({{}}/ˈfʌŋkʃən/ verb [I]
to do a particular job or task, especially when this is not your usual job or task: »

Delivery men now function as account managers equipped with tools for pricing, ordering and inventory tracking.

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The Internet has a unique ability to function as a platform for a variety of program types.

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The group functioned well as a team.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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