wrought up


informal + old-fashioned
: very excited or upset
I got wrought up over nothing.

Examples of wrought up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to be zoned out or in a trance exactly, but to be really wrought up in it. New York Times, 9 June 2022 Most folk, out-take Nack, reckoned the qualm was a tale the priests wrought up to wring out our silver. Clair Wills, The New York Review of Books, 16 Jan. 2020

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“Wrought up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrought%20up. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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