Synonyms for wound-up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WOUND-UP
And he laughed again his metallic laughter like a wound-up spring.
The General said that when he got started he was like a wound-up clock—you either had to let it run down or smash it.
The crank is turned by a wound-up spring, the effect of which is, however, normally held in check by a catch.
If it is proper to call a wound-up spring or weight latent heat then its present use is a correct one.
His eyes were blue and intense, and they gave Kieran the feeling that this man was a wound-up spring.
He reminds one of a wound-up toy that is held in the air and allowed to run down.
If it had not been for that grave thing she would have felt like a wound-up spring, intent with energy, filled with action.
They knew every one, and five perpetual bows were everlastingly see-sawing like a wound-up machine going through its performance.
Her fixed female soul, her wound-up female will would solidify into stone—whereas his must break.