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verb big pronunciation in British English /bɪɡ/

phrasal verb

big up

[transitive] British informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theybig up
he/she/itbigs up
present participlebigging up
past tensebigged up
past participlebigged up
  1. 2
    big it up to enjoy yourself in a social situation, often by spending a lot of money

    This time next week we'll be bigging it up in Ibiza.

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