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act up

phrasal verb with act /ækt/ verb
If a person, especially a child, acts up, they behave badly
(尤指孩子)捣乱,表现不好
Sophie got bored and started acting up.
索菲感到没意思,就开始调皮捣蛋起来。
Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
If a machine or part of the body acts up, it does not perform as well as it should
(机器)运转不正常;(身体部位)出毛病
My car always acts up in cold weather.
天冷时,我的车老出故障。
Her shoulder was acting up (= hurting because of injury).
她的肩伤发作。
Not functioningPain and painful
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