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Definition 1: move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent - [verb of change]

Samples where play up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics

Synonyms for play up in the sense of this definition

(play up is a kind of ...) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

Definition 2: ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior - [verb of emotion]

Samples where play up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is playing up to the chairman

Synonyms for play up in the sense of this definition

(play up is a kind of ...) gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

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