Synonyms of play up in English:

play up


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phrase

1‘there were some boys that really did play up’

SYNONYMS
misbehave, be misbehaved, behave badly, be bad, be naughty, be mischievous, get up to mischief, be disobedient, be awkward, cause trouble, give trouble, make trouble
British informal be stroppy, be bolshie

2‘the boiler's playing up again’

SYNONYMS
not work properly, be defective, be faulty, malfunction, act up, give trouble
informal be on the blink, go on the blink

3‘his injured leg was playing up’

SYNONYMS
be painful, hurt, ache, be sore, cause pain, cause discomfort, cause trouble, annoy
informal kill someone, give someone gyp