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cut up

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verb uk phrasal verb with cut   /kʌt/ ( present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut) us  
to behave in a very active and silly way in order to make people laugh: I hate it when Jane cuts up in class.
Translations of “cut up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搞惡作劇, 胡鬧, 故意出洋相…
in Chinese (Simplified) 搞恶作剧, 胡闹, 故意出洋相…
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