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
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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.
"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.