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Origin of workup
Definition for workup (2 of 2)
Origin of work-up
British Dictionary definitions for workup
verb (tr, mainly adverb)
Medical definitions for workup
Idioms and Phrases with workup
Arouse emotions; see worked up.
Increase one's skill, status, or responsibility through effort, as in He worked up to 30 sit-ups a day, or She worked up to bank manager. Also see work one's way. [Second half of 1600s]
Intensify gradually, as in The film worked up to a thrilling climax. [Second half of 1600s]
Develop or produce by effort, as in Swimming always works up an appetite. [Second half of 1600s]