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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhype up
he/she/ithypes up
present participlehyping up
past tensehyped up
past participlehyped up
  1. to make something sound more interesting or impressive than it is

    The movie had been so hyped up that it was a bit of a disappointment when I eventually saw it.

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