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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

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InglésEspañol
act up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." UK, informal (child: misbehave)tener una rabieta loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  portarse mal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Why do children always wait to be in public to act up?
 ¿Por qué los niños esperan a estar en público para tener una rabieta?
act up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (machine: malfunction)no andar bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 The TV is acting up, but I think it's just a loose wire.
 El televisor no anda bien, pero creo que es nada más por un cable que está flojo.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
InglésEspañol
clean up your act v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (behave properly)portarse bien v prnl + adv
  enmendarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
warm-up act nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performer: before main act)acto soporte nm + adj
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