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play up to sb

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb
to try to make someone like you and treat you well by behaving in a way you think will please them: Julia knows how to play up to the supervisors - she can always get time off work when she wants it.
Translations of “play up to sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 討好,巴結(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讨好,巴结(某人)…
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