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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!

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!
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See also: hype
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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