strung up


(postpositive) informal tense or nervous

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Related Words for strung up

stretch, execute, hoist, swing, noose, lynch, scrag, gibbet

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  • Nevertheless, there was excitement, a strung-up look in his face.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • His strung-up individuality had gone to pieces within him very suddenly.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • In spite of his caution sticks would snap and it seemed to his strung-up imagination that he was making a prodigious noise.

  • He had reached a strip of slightly clearer ground when he heard a faint rustle, and he stiffened suddenly in strung-up attention.

    The Gold Trail

    Harold Bindloss

  • She had returned from London in an anxious, nervous, strung-up frame of mind.

    What Timmy Did

    Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes