het up


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het up

adj
angry; excited: too many people are getting het up about money in rugby.

het′ up′

(hɛt)
adj.
Slang.
1. indignant; irate; upset.
2. enthusiastic.
[1920–25; het, archaic or dial. past participle of heat + up]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.het up - made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated'); "a heated swimming pool"; "wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana"; "he was all het up and sweaty"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
2.het up - worked up emotionally by anger or excitement; "was terribly het up over the killing of the eagle"; "got really het up over the new taxes"; "he was suddenly het up about racing cars"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
Translations

het up

[ˌhetˈʌp] ADJ to get het upacalorarse, emocionarse (about, over por) don't get so het up!¡tranquilízate!, ¡no te sulfures!

het up

[ˌhɛtˈʌp] adjagité(e), excité(e)
to get het up → s'énerver
to get het up about sth → se mettre dans tous ses états à propos de qch

het up

adj (Brit inf) → aufgeregt; to get het up about/over somethingsich über etw (acc)/wegen einer Sache (gen)aufregen

het up

[ˌhɛtˈʌp] adj (fam) → agitato/a
to get het up → scaldarsi
References in classic literature ?
Well, you needn't get so all-fired het up about it.
An' your head'll be all het up an' feel as dry as burnt pork.