amped

adjective
\ ˈampt How to pronounce amped (audio) \

Definition of amped

informal
: filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm : amped-up The Napa party … featured a larger and more amped crowd.— Maryann Worobiec Carson Palmer has seen his share of coaches come and go in his three seasons at USC. So he didn't get too amped when the Trojans' new head coach, Pete Carroll, named an offensive coordinator.— Bruce Feldman

Examples of amped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, "12 Night Sweat Causes That Can Leave You Drenched," 4 Aug. 2020 Even without deliberate foreign malfeasance, if too many people got too amped and called in a panic about Venus, the government would have fewer available resources to sort the MiGs from the chaff. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "How UFO Sightings Became an American Obsession," 3 Mar. 2020 Their younger pass rushers can’t get too amped, run past the play, and let Rodgers escape the pocket. Sam Farmerstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "NFC championship game prediction: San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers," 19 Jan. 2020 For the grill-master dad Ah, summertime—nothing gets a food-centric father more amped for fair weather than the prospect of cooking for his friends and family from the comfort of his own backyard. Reviewed Staff, USA TODAY, "The 24 best Father's Day gifts of 2018," 8 June 2018 So don't — whatever super-amped drama might unfold — force one off its hinges like someone did in training the day before. Joe Robertson, kansascity, "Making terror real: Police active-shooter training is meant to overwhelm | The Kansas City Star," 15 Mar. 2018 Unfortunately, Bridgewater may have been a little bit amped up to get back onto the field and wound up throwing an interception on his first pass of the game. Ryan Wooden, ajc, "Vikings fans give Teddy Bridgewater standing ovation against Bengals," 17 Dec. 2017

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Amped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amped. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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