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strung up

  
  
a bundle of nerves     (informal)   edgy, jittery     (informal)   keyed up, nervous, on edge, on tenterhooks, tense, twitchy     (informal)   under a strain, uptight     (informal)   wired     (slang)  
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strung

  
  
Strung is the past tense and past participle of string.  


highly strung   , highly-strung  
in AM, use high-strung      If someone is highly strung, they are very nervous and easily upset.      adj   (=sensitive)  
strung out  
1       adj   If things are strung out somewhere, they are spread out in a line.  
usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ prep  
Buildings were strung out on the north side of the river.     
2       adj   If someone is strung outon drugs, they are heavily affected by drugs.  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ, usu ADJ on n  
He was permanently strung out on heroin.     

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