act up

verb

Definition of act up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act in a way different from that which is normal or expected: such asa :  to behave in an unruly, recalcitrant, or capricious manner the children were acting upb :  show offc :  to function improperly this typewriter is acting up again

  3. 2 :  to become active or acute after being quiescent her rheumatism started to act up

Examples of act up in a Sentence

  1. the two-year-old was acting up in church so much that her dad had to take her outside

  2. you should have seen the boys acting up when they put on their aprons

1879

First Known Use of act up

1879


ACT UP

abbreviation

Definition of ACT UP

  1. AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power



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