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uptight

adjective uk   /ˌʌpˈtaɪt/ informal us  
worried or nervous and not able to relax: Don't get uptight about the exam - just do your best.
Translations of “uptight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊張的, 焦慮不安的…
in Russian скованный, напряженный…
in Turkish asabî, asabı bozuk, tedirgin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧张的, 焦虑不安的…
in Polish spięty…
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