het up
adjective Etymology: het, dialect past of heat Date: 1909 highly excited ; upset

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  • het up — /het/, Informal. 1. indignant; irate; upset: She was really het up about the new city tax. 2. enthusiastic: John is suddenly het up about racing cars. [1920 25; het, archaic or dial. ptp. of heat + UP] * * * …   Universalium

  • het up — [ˌhet ˈʌp] adj [not before noun] BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Old past participle of heat] anxious, upset, or slightly angry het up about/over ▪ Mike tends to get het up about silly things …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • het up — het′ up′ [[t]hɛt[/t]] adj. Slang. 1) inf indignant; irate; upset 2) inf enthusiastic • Etymology: 1920–25; het, archaic or dial. ptp. of heat+up …   From formal English to slang

  • het up — ☆ het up [het ] n. [het, dial. pt. & pp. of HEAT] Slang excited or angry …   English World dictionary

  • het up — [ ,het ʌp ] adjective INFORMAL excited, worried, or angry about something: AGITATED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • het up — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ angry and agitated. ORIGIN from dialect het «heated, hot» …   English terms dictionary

  • het up — adj. colloq. excited, overwrought. Etymology: het dial. past part. of HEAT * * * adjective Etymology: het (V) chiefly dialect : being in a state of excitement : worked up : angry used especially to connote indignation or enthusiasm had been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • het up — [[t]he̱t ʌ̱p[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ about n If you get het up about something, you get very excited, angry, or anxious about it. [INFORMAL] I used to get very het up about things. Syn: worked up …   English dictionary

  • het-up — /ˈhɛt ʌp / (say het up) adjective Colloquial in a nervous, excited or angry state. Also, het up. {US (1880s); alteration of heated up} …   Australian English dictionary

  • het up — adjective (not before a noun) informal anxious, upset, or slightly angry: Why s Andy so het up? (+ about): Mike s very het up about his exams …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • het up — adjective Excited or agitated; heated up. He was het up about his chest pains …   Wiktionary

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