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1. verb, slang To promote someone or something, often in an aggressive or excessive manner. The more the student council tries to hype this event, the lamer it seems.
2. noun A high level of excitement or attention surrounding someone or something. That band is super popular, but I just don't get the hype.
3. noun, slang A hypodermic needle. Don't touch that hype!
4. noun, slang An injected dose of drugs. She got super high off that hype you gave her.
5. noun, slang An addict who injects others with drugs. Those junkies are looking for a hype to get them high tonight.
6. adjective, slang Very excited. Oh man, I'm so hype for the match tonight. The concert's tonight—get hype!
7. adjective, slang Very good or appealing. Whoa, this is a hype song!
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hype someone or something (up)
to promote, advertise, or boost someone or something, often excessively. No matter how much they hyped it up, it was still a very dull movie. Her agent hyped her up as a great actress.
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1. n. publicity; sales propaganda; promotion, especially if blatant and aggressive. There was so much hype before the picture was released that the picture itself was a letdown.
2. tv. to publicize or promote someone or something aggressively; to overpraise someone or something. Let’s hype it until everyone in the country has heard about it.
3. and hipe n. a hypodermic syringe and needle. (Drugs.) She forgot to clean the hype.
4. n. an injection of drugs. (Drugs.) Ernie needed a hype real bad.
5. n. a drug addict who injects drugs. (Drugs.) The hypes have a rough time in prison.
6. mod. really good; excellent. Now this is a truly hype pizza!
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