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Definition of play up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

play up

 phrasal verb
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(informal, especially British English) to cause somebody problems or pain The kids have been playing up all day. My shoulder is playing me up today.
to try to make something seem more important than it is synonym overplay opposite play somethingdown
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: play up

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