Play up - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪ ʌp|
Brit.  |ˈpleɪ ʌp|

verb

- move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent (syn: foreground, highlight, spotlight)
- ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior

Examples

The washing machine is playing up again.

They aren't trying to play up his intellectual side.

The kids are playing up.

My leg has been playing me up again.

...that TV news program plays up sensational stories just to get higher ratings...

Play up your strongest arguments in the opening paragraph.

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