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Meaning of “play up” in the English Dictionary

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play up

phrasal verb with play  us   /pleɪ/ verb

to ​behave or ​operate in a way that ​causesdifficulty: Is ​yourulcer playing up again?
(Definition of play up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“play up” in British English

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