Spanish translation of 'play up'
intransitive verb + adverb
- (British, informal, = cause trouble)
dar guerra (inf)
⇒ 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
- (informal, = flatter)
⇒ to play up to sb
halagar a algn,
dar coba a algn (Spa , inf)
- (sport, old-fashioned)
jugar con más ánimo
⇒ play up!
transitive verb + adverb
- (British, informal, = cause trouble to)
⇒ to play sb up
dar la lata a algn (Spa , inf),
fregar a algn (LAm , inf)
⇒ the kids play her up dreadfully
los chavales or (LAm los chicos le dan guerra de mala manera , inf)
⇒ his rheumatism is playing him up
el reúma le está fastidiando
- (= exaggerate)
Example Sentences Including 'play up'
The Traveller could play up and he didn't want the bother of having to find a mechanic who could fix it.MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
Play up, play up , and play the game, thought Sloan sourly to himself, except that Hirst didn't seem to have played it very fairly.A Dead Liberty
He could feel a change in the air, making his rheumatism play up.LOST SUMMER (2002)
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Translation of play up from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary