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

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。

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。

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