worked up

adjective

Definition of worked up

: emotionally aroused : excited

Examples of worked up in a Sentence

What is she so worked up about? He got all worked up over the football game.
Recent Examples on the Web Adolfo Melis, also 99 and a surviving member of the record-breaking siblings, keeps rosaries in the pocket of his track suit jacket and said the important thing was not to get worked up about things. Jason Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2022 Hartwell said that the cast worked up to 20 hours per day, seven days a week, and were paid $1,000 a week. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 14 July 2022 Adolfo Melis, also 99, and a surviving member of the record-breaking siblings, keeps rosaries in the pocket of his track suit jacket and said the important thing was not to get worked up about things. New York Times, 13 July 2022 So while foul-smelling poop itself is not a reason to get worked up, persistently bad smells coupled with other symptoms warrant a call to your doctor. Jessica Toscano, SELF, 8 July 2022 Let Landis Sims inspire you. Cochran sat and observed Landis Sims for a day, then worked up the courage to ask his mother, Amanda Sims, to talk to him the following day. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 11 July 2022 Let Landis Sims inspire you. Cochran sat and observed Landis Sims for a day, then worked up the courage to ask his mother, Amanda Sims, to talk to him the following day. Kyle Neddenriep, USA TODAY, 11 July 2022 And on the other end are the OEMs who have definitely worked up by now and are pushing into this game. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 20 June 2022 In the race for mayor, mall mogul Rick Caruso seemed to have picked the right time to run a tough-on-crime campaign calling for more cops and clearing the streets of homelessness, because much of L.A. was worked up about both. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of worked up

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of worked up was in 1835

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9 Aug 2022

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“Worked up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worked%20up. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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worked up

adjective

Kids Definition of worked up

: emotionally excited and especially angry or upset … Mr. Noble got himself worked up about the damage done to his crop …— Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

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