get worked up
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get worked up
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to get upset)
a. agitarse
Take it easy! You're always getting worked up over nothing!¡Cálmate! ¡Siempre te agitas por nada!
b. alterarse
Our neighbor got pretty worked up the last time we had a party. He even called the police.Nuestro vecino se alteró bastante la última vez que hicimos una fiesta. Incluso llamó a la policía.
c. exaltarse
Everyone in town is getting worked up about the new bypass.Todos del pueblo se están exaltando por la nueva circunvalación.
d. emocionarse
I'm not getting worked up! I'm just pointing out that this is a problem.¡No me estoy emocionando! Solo estoy haciendo notar que esto es un problema.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to upset)
a. alterar
Don't do anything to get Randal worked up. He's already stressed out enough.No hagas nada para alterar a Randal. Ya está suficientemente estresado.
b. agitar
Your shouting got the dogs worked up.Tus gritos agitaron a los perros.
c. exaltar
Don't even ask Ben about the wedding plans; you'll just get him get worked up. He's already very overwhelmed about it.Ni le preguntes a Ben sobre la planificación de la boda, que solo lo vas a exaltar. El tema ya lo tiene muy abrumado.
d. emocionar
This kind of scandal always gets the media worked up.Este tipo de escándalo siempre emociona a los medios.
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