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play up

  1. verb/0 To act in an awkward manner. "The modems are playing up again".
  2. verb/1 To work up a new persona, normally all the way to wiz. There's no equivalent to work back up as a new persona won't have been there before. The implication is that the rise will be scrupulously honest, despite the possibility that the player could (morally, if not legally) obtain a few points by ulterior means. "If I wanted a wiz with a different name, I guess I'd have to play one up". See build up, frig up, kiss up, sip up, wizmort.

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