worked up
adjective Date: 1874 emotionally aroused ; excited

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • worked up — adj [not before noun] informal very upset or excited about something worked up about/over ▪ You shouldn t get so worked up about it. →work up at ↑work1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • worked\ up — • worked up • wrought up adj literary Feeling strongly; excited; angry; worried. Mary was all worked up about the exam. John got worked up when they blamed him for losing the game. Compare: on edge …   Словарь американских идиом

  • worked up — [ ,wɜrkt ʌp ] adjective upset, angry, or excited: There s no point in getting so worked up about a soccer game …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worked-up — worked′ up′ adj. wrought up • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • worked up — index frenetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • worked up — adjective (of persons) excessively affected by emotion he would become emotional over nothing at all she was worked up about all the noise • Syn: ↑aroused, ↑emotional, ↑excited • Similar to: ↑agitated …   Useful english dictionary

  • worked up — adj. (colloq.) worked up about, over (he got himself all worked up over a trifle) * * * over (he got himself all worked up over a trifle) (colloq.) worked up about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • worked up — also[wrought up] {adj.}, {literary} Feeling strongly; excited; angry; worried. * /Mary was all worked up about the exam./ * /John got worked up when they blamed him for losing the game./ Compare: ON EDGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worked up — also[wrought up] {adj.}, {literary} Feeling strongly; excited; angry; worried. * /Mary was all worked up about the exam./ * /John got worked up when they blamed him for losing the game./ Compare: ON EDGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worked up — ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If someone is worked up, they are angry or upset. Steve shouted at her. He was really worked up now …   English dictionary

  • worked up — adjective (not before noun) informal very upset or excited about something (+ about): Don t get worked up about it! It was only a suggestion. see also: work up work 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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