hyped up


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hyped (up)

1. mod. excited; stimulated. She said she had to get hyped before the tennis match.
2. mod. contrived; heavily promoted; falsely advertised. I just won’t pay good money to see these hyped up movies.
3. mod. drug intoxicated. (Drugs.) Here comes another hyped up musician.
See also: hype, up
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In the beginning, a lot of high-profile individuals hyped up the money-making potential in multimedia, and venture capitalists threw money at several start-ups," says Leconte.
Odean believes the problem is caused in part by the difficulty of evaluating the universe of stocks available to the public and investors' tendency to act on stock that's been hyped up by financial media and other sources.