work-up
noun Date: 1903 an unintended mark on a printed sheet caused by the rising of spacing material

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  • work up — index churn, compose, foment, frame (formulate), perturb, pique, provoke, scheme …   Law dictionary

  • Work-up — In chemistry, work up refers to the series of manipulations required to isolate and purify the product(s) of a chemical reaction.Typically, these manipulations include: * quenching a reaction to deactivate any unreacted reagents * cooling the… …   Wikipedia

  • work up — {v.} 1. To stir up; arouse; excite. * /I can t work up any interest in this book./ * /He worked up a sweat weeding the garden./ 2. To develop; originate. * /He worked up an interesting plot for a play./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work up — {v.} 1. To stir up; arouse; excite. * /I can t work up any interest in this book./ * /He worked up a sweat weeding the garden./ 2. To develop; originate. * /He worked up an interesting plot for a play./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work-up — /werrk up /, n. Print. an undesirable deposit of ink on a surface being printed, caused by the forcing into type high position of quads or other spacing material. [n. use of v. phrase work up] * * * …   Universalium

  • work up — phr verb Work up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑appetite, ↑sweat, ↑thirst …   Collocations dictionary

  • work up — Synonyms and related words: Pap test, aggravate, agitate, anatomic diagnosis, annoy, arouse, arrange, awake, awaken, beat, beat up, biological diagnosis, biopsy, blow the coals, blow up, breed, bristle, calculate, call forth, call up, cast, cause …   Moby Thesaurus

  • work up — verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to stir up ; rouse 2. to produce by mental or physical work < worked up a comedy act > < worked up a sweat in the gym > intransitive verb to rise gradually in intensity or emotional tone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • work up — verb a) To raise; to excite; to stir up. He worked up the publics passions to rage. b) To develop. I shall have worked up an appetite with all this heavy work …   Wiktionary

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