Part of speech:
Of or relating to a personality or behavior pattern that is marked by tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness and is thought to be associated with an increased risk factor for heart disease.
urged or forced to action through moral pressure
The definition of motivated is someone who is eager to accomplish a goal.
(Psychology) Caused or conditioned by compulsion or obsession.
Tending to follow one's own rules rather than those of society
Having bloomed; in full bloom
In a manner emphasizing one's point of view.
The definition of uptight is someone who is very nervous, overly-controlled or who can't relax.
compelled forcibly by an outside agency
To keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot:
To labor; toil; struggle
To drive or travel in a motor vehicle.
To strike with force; crash
To fail to mix with or adhere to
(Intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.
To be successful in coming or going:
To force one's way; press forward:
To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
To bring or call to mind by logic or association; evoke:
Stamp means to forcibly strike down with the foot, or to imprint, impress or put a seal on something.
To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
(Cricket, of a ball) To move sideways when bouncing.
Send is defined as to direct, order or cause to go.
To move, send, push, drive, etc. swiftly, violently, or hastily
The definition of run is to move faster than walking, leave quickly, operate or smear.
To start to move or operate:
To prod is to encourage someone to do something, or to poke at someone with your finger, foot or other pointed object.
To attack verbally; criticize:
Plunge is defined as to dive, thrust or go into something, usually with force or speed.
Operate is defined as to perform a function or medical procedure.
To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
To attack verbally:
To subject to flagellation
To constrain is to impose limitations or restrictions on someone or something, or to force yourself or someone else to act in a certain way.
(Intransitive) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
To travel as a commuter:
To participate in, or go on, a campaign
To move or drive headfirst
To move noisily or strike sharply (against something)
To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
(Ceramics) To hold a kiln at a particular temperature for a given period of time.
To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
To strike, explode, etc. loudly
To beat or strike with blow after blow; pound
To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
(Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
To handle roughly or clumsily; manhandle; paw
To hit with a sharp blow of the fist.
To hit; strike
To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To sail or move along the coast or border of.
(Ergative) To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface
To go, progress, or develop faster
To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering.
To send, drive, or let go:
To establish or start (a business, etc.)
To go on a tour
To send abroad to a penal colony; deport.
To ride a bicycle.
To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel.
To steer or control the course of:
To manage, control, direct, train, etc.
To find ways to go on functioning; get along somehow; succeed in handling matters
To maneuver is defined as to move in a skillful manner or to complete a series of skillful moves or a carefully planned scheme.
To wrangle is to get something using persuasion, to manage animals on a ranch, or to loudly argue about something.
(Slang) To discuss something freely and at length.
To indicate by beating or drumming.
To go through (a woods, fields, etc.) in pursuit of game
To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
To push or knock about; shove or jostle in a rude, rough manner
To chase and nip at or attack:
To put to flight; drive:
(Naut.) To pull with force, esp. by hand; haul
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
To stimulate to action; motivate:
To calculate as being; estimate:
The definition of arouse is to awake.
To cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
To cause to feel fright; make suddenly afraid; scare; terrify
To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
To make energetic or spirited
The definition of incite is to rile people up or to inspire and encourage specific behavior.
The definition of instigate is to start something or cause something to happen.
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To repress is to suppress something such as a thought, feeling or emotion.
To retard is to prevent progress or growth.
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To keep up in a race or contest:
To move or go slowly or feebly
To cause (a horse, dog, etc.) to move at a walk; lead, ride, or drive at a walk
Drag is defined as to pull or move a person or thing.
To make difficult for; thwart; impede; frustrate
To send, convey, or cause to move, go, etc. swiftly
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
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