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Adj.1.pumped-up - tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline; "we were really pumped up for the race"; "he was so pumped he couldn't sleep"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
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This summer alone we've seen Mark Wahlberg and Edward Norton play cat and mouse with a boat, truck, and train full of bullion in the pumped-up remake of The Italian Job, watched Dustin Hoffman and Edward Burns bait and switch each other with a van full of dough in Confidence, and spied on Nick Nolte's efforts to pull one last jewelry heist in The Good Thief.
Despite the ample supply of new information, however, Harris' story bogs down in a swamp of pumped-up prose and mangled syntax.
In conception, International With Monument was like a pumped-up version of Nature Morte.