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act up

verb as in misbehave

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However, the activism of groups like ACT UP was beginning to have unforeseen effects.

By the time ACT UP came around to deal with the inertia, it seemed like a raging inevitability that hit with the force of a blaze.

In 1988, I spent an ACT UP weekend in Washington D.C., which was an eye-opening experience for both sides.

Their message was serious, their activism was witty and fast, like their direct action antecedents, ACT UP!

“Most of my friends from ACT UP did not want me to get involved with David,” Staley says.

Says she's read it was better so, and though she's afraid her old cook'll 'act up' about it she's bound to try.

With a very few exceptions, the French women act up to this doctrine, and are as natural as any one could wish them.

He haggled long about the price, for form's sake, to act up to his part as Nicholas Korpanoff, a plain merchant of Irkutsk.

No need to act up to your costume, nor even to talk in character.

Once sure of that, and where women are concerned it is not easy, the next is, to act up to the decision.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to act up, such as: act out, carry on, raise hell, rebel, and sow one's wild oats.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.