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Meaning of PLAY UP

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
  2. [v]  ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman"
 
 Synonyms: cotton up, cozy up, foreground, highlight, shine up, sidle up, spotlight, suck up
 
 Antonyms: background, downplay, play down
 
 See Also: bring out, ingratiate, set off

 

 

 

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