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play up / dar guerra >
 
play up   play
A. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (British, Great Britain)   *
(=cause trouble)
[children]   dar guerra *
·the car is playing up
·el coche no anda bien
·my stomach is playing up again
·el estómago me está dando problemas otra vez,   mi estómago vuelve a darme problemas
2. *
(=flatter)
·to play up to somebody
·halagar a somebody, someone,   dar coba a somebody, someone Spain Spain
3. (Sport)     jugar mejor,   jugar con masculineánoun ánimo
·play up!
·¡ánimo!,   ¡aúpa!
B. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (British, Great Britain)   *
(=cause trouble to)
·to play somebody up   dar la lata a somebody, someone Spain Spain,   fregar a somebody, someone Latin America Latin America
·the kids play her up dreadfully
los chavales or Latin America los chicos le dan guerra de mala manera Latin America
·his rheumatism is playing him up
·el reúma le está fastidiando
2. (=exaggerate)   exagerar,   encarecer
 
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