worked up


worked up
adjective
(of persons) excessively affected by emotion
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he would become emotional over nothing at all

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she was worked up about all the noise

Syn: ↑aroused, ↑emotional, ↑excited
Similar to: ↑agitated
Derivationally related forms: ↑emotionality (for: ↑emotional)

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adjective
Etymology: from past participle of work up
: emotionally aroused : excited, angry

was quite worked up and said they had been very anxious for our safety — A.F.Ellis

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worked up UK [ˌwɜː(r)kt ˈʌp] US [ˌwɜrkt ˈʌp] adjective
upset, angry, or excited
Thesaurus: feeling angry or annoyedsynonym feeling interested and excitedsynonym feeling sad or unhappysynonym

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adj, not used before a noun [more \worked up; most \worked up]
informal : very angry, excited, or upset about something

What is she so worked up about?

He got all worked up over the football game.

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ˌworked ˈup f139 [worked up] adjective not before noun \worked up (about sth) (informal)
very excited or upset about sth

There's no point in

getting worked up

about it.

 
Example Bank:

There's no point in getting all worked up about it.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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