worked up


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.

First Known Use of worked up

1835, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of worked up

informal : very angry, excited, or upset about something

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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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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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