wind (someone) up

wind (someone) up
Definition: to make someone frustrated, angry or worried by doing or saying something (informal).
(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)
E.g.1: Daughter: Daddy, James just told me that if I don’t pass my school exams you’ll sell all my toys.
Father: James! Stop winding your sister up! Oh course I won’t sell them darling.
E.g.2: It really winds me up when people drop litter.
This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g.1 and 2)

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