老外最常用的英文短语 第595期:work up

发表时间:2018-07-12内容来源:VOA英语学习网

释义:

work up 使……渐渐……

work up 后面接 interest, nerve, appetite 等词,就表示主语渐渐产生可以理解为产生兴趣,勇气,食欲等。另外,work ... up 表示“让某人生气”,也可以用作 get worked up 的形态。

例句:

That'll really work up your appetite for lunch.

那样的话会提升你的食欲的。

Go work up some new ideas and then we'll go over it during lunch.

去想几个好主意来,然后我们吃午饭时好好商量商量。

I just think you're getting worked up over nothing.

我觉得你在为一个莫名其妙的事情发火。

What are you so worked up about?

你为什么会那么生气?

对话:

A: Have you worked up the courage to ask her out?

你鼓起勇气约她出去了吗?

B: I'm still too afraid.

我还是很害怕。

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