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Related to cry up: sobbing
1. To make a strong case for something; try to make others enthusiastic about something: The governor spent a lot of time crying up the new tax bill. The company hires celebrities to cry its products up.
2. To praise or extol something: The sports commentators are crying up the new players on the soccer team. The new romantic comedy didn't look very good, but the film critics sure cried it up.