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get hype

slang To become extremely excited about something. The concert's tonight—get hype!
See also: get, hype

hype

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!

hyped (up)

1. Very excited and energetic. Loud music gets the team hyped up before a game.
2. Overly and aggressive publicized. Once something is too hyped, it becomes completely unappealing to me.
3. High on drugs. Of course she's hyped up—look at how dilated her pupils are!
See also: hype

hype up

1. To publicize someone or something in an aggressive, possibly unwarranted, manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hype" and "up." All those commercials hyped the movie up way too much—I have no interest in seeing it now.
2. To cause someone to become extremely excited. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hype" and "up." Loud music hypes up the team before a game.
See also: hype, up

blow a hype

To react in an unnecessarily dramatic way. Don't blow a hype, OK? This really isn't a big deal.
See also: blow, hype

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.

hype up

v.
1. To publicize or promote something or someone, especially by extravagant, inflated, or misleading claims: The publicist hyped up the new movie. The marketers hyped the new clothing line up.
2. To stimulate or excite someone: The news that I got the job hyped me up. The warm-up act hyped up the crowd before the big comedian came onstage.
See also: hype, up

blow a hype

tv. to overreact; to spaz out. I was afraid she would blow a hype about the broken window.
See also: blow, hype

hype

(hɑɪp)
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!

hype artist

n. someone who produces aggressive promotional material for a living. She is a hype artist for a public relations firm.
See also: artist, hype

hype something up

tv. to overpraise something; to propagandize something. They hyped it up too much.
See also: hype, something, up

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

hyped

verb
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