Hype meaning

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Exaggerated or extravagant claims made especially in advertising or promotional material.
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A drug addict.
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To stimulate or excite. Often used with up .

All that coffee really hyped me up. The kids were hyped up even before the party began.

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Excessive publicity and the ensuing commotion.

The hype surrounding the murder trial.

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To hype is defined as to get yourself or someone else excited about something, especially a product.

When you anticipate and plan for something a lot and get yourself all excited, this is an example of a situation where you hype yourself up.

When you advertise a product by extolling its virtues and going on and on about how exciting the product is, this is an example of a situation where you hype the product.

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The definition of hype is intense promotion or advertising of a product, especially if the advertising contains misleading claims.

Ads going on and on about the virtues of a product, some of which are overstated, are an example of hype.

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An advertising or promotional ploy.
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Something deliberately misleading; a deception.
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To publicize or promote, especially by extravagant, inflated, or misleading claims.

Hyped the new book by sending its author on a promotional tour.

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A hypodermic injection, syringe, or needle.
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A drug addict.
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To stimulate or enliven by or as by the injection of a drug.

A hyped-up fanatic.

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Deception or fraud.
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Extravagant or excessive promotion.
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To deceive or con.
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Promotion or propaganda; especially, exaggerated claims.

After all the hype for the diet plan, only the results ended up slim.

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To promote heavily; to advertise or build up.

They started hyping the new magazine months before its release.

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To promote in a sensational way.
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Origin of hype

  • Partly from hype a swindle (perhaps from hyper–) and partly from hype(rbole)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening and alteration of hypodermic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From hyperbole.

    From Wiktionary