What is another word for play up?

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To emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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“Was he simply trying to play up his own importance by accusing himself of a crime?”
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To fail to function properly
“Then our bathroom's old cistern started to play up, so I made a quick phone call to our reasonable and reliable plumber.”
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To misbehave or get up to mischief
“Often, children play up because they lack love and guidance or direction from one or both parents.”
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To be painful, or to cause physical pain to
“He was feeling week, and his stomach was starting to play up.”
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Play to the cheap seats
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To advertise or create publicity for
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Enjoy oneself by behaving in a playful and mischievous way
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To state or claim too much
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To greatly emphasize a point or issue
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To ingratiate oneself (with)
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