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work sb up

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
to make yourself or another person feel upset or feel strong emotions: Try not to work yourself up about the exams. Nationalist speeches worked the crowd up into a frenzy.
Translations of “work sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 惹(某人)生氣,使(某人)激動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惹(某人)生气,使(某人)激动…
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