wound up


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Adj.1.wound up - brought to a state of great tensionwound up - brought to a state of great tension; "all wound up for a fight"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

wound up

adjective tense, strained, wired (slang), nervous, anxious, restless, edgy, jittery (informal), uptight (informal), on edge, jumpy, twitchy (informal), overwrought, fidgety, keyed up I was too wound up to sleep.
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wound up

[ˌwaʊndˈʌp] adjteso/a
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The 34-year-old said: "Pedro Caixinha said last year Morelos is easily wound up. It's something you have to deal with as a young player - you're playing for Rangers, scoring goals, you're a threat - teams will try to put you off.
It also warned that existing workers and deferred members of the scheme, which it conducts jointly with the Dublin Airport Authority, would have obtained just 4 per cent of their entitlement had it been wound up on the basis of the EUR 748 million deficit in the scheme that was present on May 31st.
"I see the taxman not only taking a harder line on deferrals, but also exercising a higher degree of caution when it comes to assessing who should be helped and who should be wound up.