het up


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het up

adj
angry; excited: too many people are getting het up about money in rugby.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

het′ up′

(hɛt)
adj.
Slang.
1. indignant; irate; upset.
2. enthusiastic.
[1920–25; het, archaic or dial. past participle of heat + up]
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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"
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Translations

het up

[ˌhetˈʌp] ADJ to get het upacalorarse, emocionarse (about, over por) don't get so het up!¡tranquilízate!, ¡no te sulfures!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

het up

adj (Brit inf) → aufgeregt; to get het up about/over somethingsich über etw (acc)/wegen einer Sache (gen)aufregen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

het up

[ˌhɛtˈʌp] adj (fam) → agitato/a
to get het up → scaldarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
Across all regular journeys, volume of traffic is again the main culprit for nearly twothirds (64 per cent) of drivers who get het up behind the wheel.