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  • 1 wrought up — See: WORKED UP …

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  • 2 wrought up — See: WORKED UP …

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  • 3 Wrought — Wrought, a. Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude. [1913 Webster] {Wrought iron}. See under {Iron}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Wrought — Wrought, imp. & p. p. of {Work}. [1913 Webster] Alas that I was wrought [created]! Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Wrought — is a band based in the town of Fayetteville, Arkansas; it was formed on Halloween of 2004, but played its first venue on March 22, 2005. Wrought s merging of vocals, solos and rhythms over a southern metal hump has proven to be popular with heavy …

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  • 6 wrought — is an old past form and past participle of the verb work, surviving only in the term wrought iron, in the occasional variant wrought up (= worked up, i.e. agitated, nervous), and as a form of the expression work havoc (see wreak) …

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  • 7 wrought — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering. 2) (in combination ) made or fashioned in the specified way: well wrought. 3) (wrought up) upset and anxious. ORIGIN archaic past and past participle of WORK(Cf. ↑workless) …

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  • 8 wrought up — index frenetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 wrought-up — adj very nervous and excited = ↑wound up, tense ↑tense …

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  • 10 wrought — [ro:t US ro:t] the past tense and past participle of ↑wreak …

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  • 11 wrought — [ rɔt ] a past tense and past participle of wreak. Many people consider this to be incorrect …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 wrought-up — adjective nervous and worried or excited …

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  • 13 wrought — mid 13c., from past participle of M.E. werken (see WORK (Cf. work)) …

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  • 14 wrought-up — wrought′ up′ adj. excited; perturbed; worked up • Etymology: 1800–10 …

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  • 15 wrought — [rôt] vi., vt. [ME wrogt, altered < worgt, pp. of weorken < OE wyrcan, to WORK] alt. pt. & pp. of WORK adj. 1. formed; fashioned 2. shaped by hammering or beating: said of metals 3. elaborated with care 4. d …

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  • 16 wrought-up — [rôt′up′] adj. very disturbed or excited …

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  • 17 wrought — in·ter·wrought; in·wrought; over·wrought; un·wrought; wrought; …

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  • 18 wrought up — adj. upset wrought up over (he gets wrought up over trifles) * * * [ upset ] wrought up over (he gets wrought up over trifles) …

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  • 19 wrought — [[t]rɔ͟ːt[/t]] 1) VERB: only past If something has wrought a change, it has made it happen. [JOURNALISM or, LITERARY] [V n] Events in Paris wrought a change in British opinion towards France and Germany. 2) ADJ If something is wrought in a… …

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  • 20 wrought up — ▶ adjective AGITATED, tense, stressed, overwrought, nervous, on edge, edgy, keyed up, worked up, anxious, nervy, flustered, fretful, upset; informal in a state, in a stew, het up, wound up, uptight, jumpy, in a tizz/tizzy; Brit. informal strung… …

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