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act up

verb

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

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2 to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior
  • you should have seen the boys acting up when they put on their aprons

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The first known use of act up was in 1879

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“Act up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/act%20up. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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