Translation of "act up" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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act up

phrasal verb with act uk /ækt/ us /ækt/ verb

If a person, especially a child, acts up, they behave badly.

Sophie got bored and started acting up. 索菲心中感到煩悶,就開始調皮搗蛋起來。

If a machine or part of the body acts up, it does not perform as well as it should.

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。

(Translation of “act up” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)