work up

verb

Definition of work up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stir up :  rouse

  3. 2 :  to produce by mental or physical work worked up a comedy act worked up a sweat in the gym

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to rise gradually in intensity or emotional tone

Examples of work up in a Sentence

  1. spent years working up a period novel that was historically accurate in every detail

First Known Use of work up

15th century


Medical Dictionary

work up

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transitive verb \ˌwər-ˈkəp, ˈwər-\

Medical Definition of work up

  1. :  to perform a diagnostic workup upon work up a patient



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