act up
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act up(
ahkd
 
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to bother)
a. molestar
My allergies have been acting up this week. It must be the change of season.Me están molestando las alergias esta semana. Será el cambio de temporada.
2. (to misbehave)
a. portarse mal
Angela was acting up, so we put her in a time-out.Ángela se portaba mal, así que la pusimos en penitencia.
b. dar guerra
The kindergarten teacher was exhausted after a long day of dealing with kids who were acting up.La maestra de kindergarten estaba exhausta tras un día largo de lidiar con niños que daban guerra.
3. (to not work properly)
a. dar guerra
The computer's acting up again. - Try rebooting it to see if that helps.La computadora está dando guerra otra vez. - Prueba reiniciándola, a ver si ayuda.
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act up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (child, car, injury)
a. dar guerra
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act up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+person] portarse mal; [+knee, back, injury] molestar; doler; [+machine] fallar; estropearse;
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