1. get worked up; work oneself up
    • 彼は気負うこともなく淡々と話した
    • He talked quietly, without getting carried away.
    • 人より上手に弾こうと気負うとかえって失敗する
    • If you try too hard to play better than everyone else, you'll only end up making mistakes.
    • そんなに気負うな
    • Take it easy./Don't get so excited.