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if a child misbehaves, or if they misbehave themselves, they behave badly and annoy or upset people
British if children play up or play someone up, they behave badly in a way that they think is funny
to act as though you have the right to behave in a particular way when you do not
to start behaving in a bad way
to behave in a way that is unreasonable
to return to your previous character or behaviour
to behave badly in public.
to behave badly in order to see how annoying or unreasonable you can be before someone becomes angry
to not behave in a way that will help you or get you an advantage
if someone is at it, they are doing something that you do not approve of
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