wind (someone) up

wind (someone) up

Definition: to annoy or frustrate someone, or make someone excited. (informal)

E.g.1: He decided to wind his teacher up by pretending not to understand.
E.g.2: Are you winding me up? I can’t believe that you told her my secret!

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 1 and 2)

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