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play up to sb

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb
to ​try to make someone like you and ​treat you well by ​behaving in a way you ​think will ​please them: Julia ​knows how to ​play up to the ​supervisors - she can always get ​time off ​work when she ​wants it.
(Definition of play up to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play up to sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 讨好,巴结(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 討好,巴結(某人)…
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