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Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Playing to the cheap seats
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Present participle for to advertise or create publicity for
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Present participle for enjoy oneself by behaving in a playful and mischievous way
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Present participle for to state or claim too much
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Present participle for to declare loudly, openly or publicly
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Present participle for to greatly emphasize a point or issue
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Present participle for to ingratiate oneself (with)
Adjective
No longer working or likely to be useful or successful
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Adjective
Having an ache in a part of one's body
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Noun
The action or state of not functioning
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