excited; enthusiastic; exuberant, especially overexuberant.
having an engine with added power: a hopped-up jalopy.
stimulated by narcotics; drugged; doped.
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How to use hopped-up in a sentence
A fellow in tooled boots hopped up and cheered, and they had to carry off an old man, overcome, in an aluminum chair.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas | Edwin Shrake | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Twenty-two hours later, hopped up on Dexedrine pills, Van Ronk reached the Gate of Horn.Fact Vs. Fiction in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’: The Real Story of Folk is Far Less Dejected Than the Movie | Jimmy So | December 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hopped up on momentum and dreams, investors often bid up shares of companies beyond all reasonable valuation.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game | Daniel Gross | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then giving a graceful little jump and shaking out her tail feathers, she hopped up to the Black Madonna.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche | Anatole France
So he went out and he hopped up and down the street, and he looked up and down, but no milkman could he see.Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
Saying which, Mr. Gibney hopped up into his berth, stretched his huge legs, and fell asleep with his clothes on.Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
When that devilish jig tune started up underneath me I'll bet I hopped up three foot straight.Mary-'Gusta | Joseph C. Lincoln
The girl who had been dancing about on her crutches hopped up on the table.The Camp Fire Girls' Careers | Margaret Vandercook
Other Idioms and Phrases with hopped-up
Relating to a motor, especially a car engine, whose power has been increased. For example, Kids loved to ride around in hopped-up cars. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see soup up.
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