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Past tense for to act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner
Past tense for to engage in boisterous behavior, typically designed to attract attention
Past tense for behave badly
“Lloyd said a dip in quality of teaching meant some well-behaved primary school pupils began to act up in the first year at their comprehensive.”
Past tense for to malfunction, or to fail to function altogether
“My laptop starts to act up and everything freezes for a few seconds.”
Past tense for to show off, especially with stunts or tricks
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