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Child behaviour - synonyms or related words

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


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


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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