Meaning of むきになる in Japanese

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むき muki ni なる naru

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Definition of むきになる

  1. (exp, v5r) to become serious; to take something (joke, teasing) seriously; to become irritated or angry (usually at something trivial)

    何でもかんでもむきになってあくせくするのをやめれば、きっと人々は今の2倍も長生きするだろう。
    I'm sure people would live twice as long if they stopped getting themselves worked up over everything.

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