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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)搗亂,表現不好
Sophie got bored and started acting up.
索菲心中感到煩悶,就開始調皮搗蛋起來。
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
(機器)運轉不正常;(身體部位)出毛病
My car always acts up in cold weather.
天冷時,我的車老出故障。
Her shoulder was acting up (= hurting because of injury).
她的肩傷發作。
Not functioningPain and painful
(Definition of act up from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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