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  • adj. Drugged; intoxicated.
  • adj. Mechanically enhanced for high performance; souped-up.


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  • I broke off a yardstick’s length of tree root, held it like a club in my left hand, hopped up on the trunk of the fallen tree, and waved my weapon over my head, roaring at the top of my lungs, “Give me my food back, bear!”

    127 Hours

  • All these old men are running around with their old boners, on their fifth set of children, who are all hopped up on Ritalin to slow them down so the old man can play ball with them.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Mrs. Cahill, our health class teacher, hopped up on the end of her large desk.

    Flirting with Disaster

  • But Tom watched her gloweringly, and when she hopped up to him, teasing him about something, he spat some words at her and turned away.

    The Women’s Room

  • My brother hopped up from the table and strutted his way through the crowd at Uno’s Pizzeria, which wasn’t as bad as it could be sometimes when you could hardly get a seat.

    Finding Dignity

  • Shivering, he hopped up onto the chair in front of the sink and looked at himself in the mirror.

    Bubble in the Bathtub


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  • I'm usually hopped up on coffee. At least in the morning. Then I come to Wordnik and get hopped up on words.

    July 1, 2011

  • Werther's Original Sorrows?

    June 30, 2011

  • I had a friend who was always all hopped up on organic produce.

    June 30, 2011

  • Someone I know once said: "I'm all hopped up on Royal Crown Cola and Werther's Originals."

    dontcry has it right. It's funnier when it's all hopped up on.

    June 30, 2011

  • This usage dates from the 1920s but may be related to the late 19th century use of the noun 'hop' for a narcotic, especially opium. --American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
    And I love this quote from the Online Slang Dictionary: "Sorry about that weird voice mail. I was hopped up on Nyquil when I left it."

    June 30, 2011