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het up Syllabification: het up
Pronunciation: /ˌhet ˈəp/

Definition of het up in English:


[predicative] informal
Angry and agitated: her husband is all het up about something
More example sentences
  • Then I get all het up and angry and upset and frustrated and full of rage and have to remind myself that this imagined conversation never actually took place.
  • Everyone was fairly het up and agitated by that point.
  • It's all too easy to get het up and angry with an organisation.


Mid 19th century: from dialect het 'heated, hot', surviving in Scots.

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