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Work Up

How to Conjugate Work Up

  • Infinitive: Work Up
  • Present Tense: Work Up/ Works Up
  • -ing Form: Working Up
  • Past Tense: Worked Up
  • Past Participle: Worked Up
Work Up is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Work Up:

1. To gradually improve at or make progress in something.

Examples: I’m working up towards my masters.
Thelma worked her way up the corporate ladder.

2. To develop something.

Examples: What shall we work up this week?
Andre is working up a new software program for his company.

3. To become overly emotional.

Examples: Susie is always getting worked up over nothing.
Stop working yourself up! You need to relax and have a beer.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.