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fired up

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fired up

adjective phrase

  1. Drunk (1850+)
  2. Angry (1824+)
  3. (also all fired up) Full of enthusiasm, energy, and resolve: If he gets fired up he's unbeatable (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Mrs. Millar fired up in defence of her young like a ruffled mother-pigeon.

    A Houseful of Girls Sarah Tytler
  • They fired up their hidden planes and flew back behind the Curtain.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Gilmore fired up at once, and demanded to know the meaning of this.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope
  • Keku settled his bulk into a chair and fired up a cigarette.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He treated the authority with marked contempt; and then Rosa fired up a little.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade

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