Synonyms for play up

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  1. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up(verb)

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

    cozy up, play up, sidle up, suck up, highlight, cotton up, spotlight, foreground, shine up

    background, play down, downplay

  2. cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up(verb)

    ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior

    soak up, bootlick, sop up, cozy up, highlight, toady, draw, cotton up, shine up, absorb, take in, sidle up, kowtow, spotlight, suck, play up, imbibe, truckle, take up, suck up, foreground, fawn, kotow

    play down, downplay, background

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  1. play up(verb)

    play down

  2. play up(verb)

    To misbehave

    act up

    play down

  3. play up(verb)

    To make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight

    play down


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