work up sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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work up sth

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
to ​develop an ​emotional or ​physicalstate that you ​feelstrongly, after a ​period of ​effort or ​time: We ​worked up a ​real appetiteclimbing in the ​mountains. It's ​strange, but I can't ​work up any enthusiasm for going on this ​trip.
(Definition of work up sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “work up sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 激发,激起…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激發,激起…
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