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Meaning of “ham it up” in the English Dictionary

"ham it up" in British English

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ham it up

informal
phrasal verb with ham uk   us   /hæm/ verb (-mm-)
to ​perform or ​behave in a ​false way, ​especially in a way that is too ​obvious or that makes ​peoplelaugh
(Definition of ham it up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ham it up" in American English

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ham it up

to show ​expressions or ​emotions more ​obviously than is ​realistic: Here's a ​picture of Philip hamming it up for ​grandma when he was three.
(Definition of ham it up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ham it up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 表演过火, 举止做作…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表演過火, 舉止做作…
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