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angry; excited: too many people are getting het up about money in rugby.
1. indignant; irate; upset.
[1920–25; het, archaic or dial. past participle of heat + up]
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|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"
het up[ˌhɛtˈʌp] adj (fam) → agitato/a
to get het up → scaldarsi