uptight


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up·tight

 (ŭp′tīt′)
adj. Slang
1. Tense; nervous: was uptight about turning 50.
2. Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes: "[She] struck some as uptight or even prissy, a person so private she could be hard to read" (Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson).

up′tight′ness n.

uptight

(ʌpˈtaɪt)
adj
1. displaying tense repressed nervousness, irritability, or anger
2. unable to give expression to one's feelings, personality, etc

up•tight

(ˈʌpˈtaɪt)

adj. Informal.
1. tense, nervous, or jittery.
2. stiffly conventional in manner or attitudes.
[1960–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uptight - being in a tense stateuptight - being in a tense state    
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

uptight

adjective (Informal) tense, wired (slang), anxious, neurotic, uneasy, prickly, edgy, on the defensive, on edge, nervy (Brit. informal) Penny never got uptight about exams.

uptight

adjective
Slang. Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension:
Idioms: a bundle of nerves, all wound up, on edge.
Translations
podrážděný
anspændt
kireä
napet
緊張しきった
긴장한
spänd
ตึงเครียด
căng thẳng

uptight

[ʌpˈtaɪt] ADJnervioso, tenso
she's very uptight todayestá muy nerviosa or tensa hoy
to get (all) uptight about sthponerse nervioso por algo
don't get so uptight!¡no te pongas tan nervioso!, ¡no te pongas tan neura!

uptight

[ˌʌpˈtaɪt] adj
(= tense) → tendu(e), crispé(e)
(= touchy) → susceptible
(= conventional, straight-laced) → coincé(e), collet monté invup to prep
(= as far as) → jusqu'à
He was up to his knees in water → Il avait de l'eau jusqu'aux genoux.
to count up to fifty → compter jusqu'à cinquante
to go up to sb → s'approcher de qn
to come up to sb → s'approcher de qn
She came up to me → Elle s'est approchée de moi.
(= until) → jusqu'à
up to 1990 → jusqu'à 1990
up to now → jusqu'à maintenant, jusqu'ici, jusqu'à présent
up to then → jusque-là, jusqu'alors
(= as many as, as much as) → jusqu'à
up to 20,000 students → jusqu'à 20 000 étudiants
up to three hours → jusqu'à trois heures
(= dependent on) it's up to you (= your choice) → c'est comme tu veux, c'est à vous de choisir (= it's your responsibility) → ça dépend de toi, ça dépend de vous
We could go now or later - it's up to you → On peut y aller maintenant ou plus tard - ça ne dépend que de toi.
It was up to him to make it right
BUT C'était à lui de rattraper l'erreur.
(= equal to) to be up to sth (= capable of) [+ job, task] → être à la hauteur de qch
He's not up to it → Il n'est pas à la hauteur de la tâche.
to feel up to sth (= well enough) → se sentir d'attaque pour qch

It's not up to much (British) (= is not of much value) → Ça ne vaut pas grand-chose.
(= engaged on) what is he up to? → qu'est-ce qu'il peut bien faire?
He's up to something → Il manigance quelque chose.
to be up to no good → ne rien préparer de bonup-to-date up to date [ˌʌptəˈdeɪt] adj
(= modern) [equipment, methods, technology] → moderne
to bring sth up to date [+ methods, system, equipment] → moderniser qch
(= updated) [timetable, information, data, file, records] → à jour
to bring sth up to date [+ correspondence, information] → mettre qch à jour
to keep sth up-to-date [+ records, file] → tenir qch à jour
(= fashionable) [clothes, music] → à la mode
(= informed) [person] → au courant
to keep up to date [person] → se tenir au courant
to keep up to date with sth → se tenir au courant de qch
to keep sb up to date → tenir qn au courant
to keep sb up to date with sth → tenir qn au courant de qch
to bring sb up to date → mettre qn au courant

uptight

adj (inf: = nervous) → nervös; (= inhibited)verklemmt (inf); (= angry)sauer (inf); voicegepresst; expressionverkrampft, verkniffen; to get uptight (about something)sich (wegen etw) aufregen; (→ auf etw acc) → verklemmt reagieren (inf); → (wegen etw) sauer werden (inf); he’s pretty uptight about these thingsder sieht so was ziemlich eng (inf); no need to get uptight about it!nun krieg dich mal wieder ein (inf); she’s so uptight about sexsie ist so verklemmt was Sex angeht

uptight

[ʌpˈtaɪt] adj (fam) → teso/a, nervoso/a

uptight

عَصَبِيُّ الـمِزَاج podrážděný anspændt verkrampft εκνευρισμένος tenso kireä coincé napet teso 緊張しきった 긴장한 zenuwachtig anspent spięty nervoso встревоженный spänd ตึงเครียด gergin căng thẳng 紧张不安的
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