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 us   /ˈʌpˈtɑɪt/ infml
nervous, anxious, or worried: I was really uptight about the interview, but it went fine.
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Translations of “uptight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧张的, 焦虑不安的…
in Turkish asabî, asabı bozuk, tedirgin…
in Russian скованный, напряженный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊張的, 焦慮不安的…
in Polish spięty…
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