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work up sth

verb uk phrasal verb with work   /wɜːk/ us    /wɝːk/
to develop an emotional or physical state that you feel strongly, after a period of effort or time: We worked up a real appetite climbing in the mountains. It's strange, but I can't work up any enthusiasm for going on this trip.
Translations of “work up sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 激發,激起…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激发,激起…
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