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Child behaviour - thesaurus

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act up

if children act up, they behave badly

grow into

if children grow into clothes, they become the right size to wear clothes that were too big

grow out of

if children grow out of clothes, they grow bigger and the clothes become too small for them



if a child misbehaves, or if they misbehave themselves, they behave badly and annoy or upset people



if children play or play something, they do things that they enjoy, for example using toys and taking part in games

play up

British if children play up or play someone up, they behave badly in a way that they think is funny

ride on someone’s shoulders/back

if a small child rides on your shoulders or back, they sit there as you move along



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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