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  1. act upverb

    To misbehave; to cause trouble.

    carry on

Princeton's WordNet

  1. act up, carry onverb

    misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way

    "The children acted up when they were not bored"

    deal, preserve, bear on, carry on, continue, conduct, proceed, go on, uphold

  2. act upverb

    make itself felt as a recurring pain

    "My arthritis is acting up again"

    carry on

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  1. Dimitri Reeves:

    We have to start with ourselves, we can't just go and act up. Peaceful protest is the answer. Who can really fight against dancing and singing?

  2. Lisa Zaran:

    If destiny will decide to topple my overgrown mesquite tree into the neighbor's yard, who knows. When the gods act up, we don't ask why. We keep quiet. We wait.

  3. Terri Wilder:

    Because of my HIV background and my knowledge of social activist groups like Act Up, I just quickly realized we have to work together and I have to take advantage of every opportunity available to me.

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