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1. To strongly support someone or something and encourage others to do the same. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cry" and "up." Many people in our small town are crying up that big construction project because the closest store right now is 10 miles away.
2. To laud someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cry" and "up." I thought your work on this project was excellent and was sure to cry it up to the department head.
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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.
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