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hype 1

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informal

noun

[mass noun]
1Extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion: his first album hit the stores amid a storm of hype
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  • From a marketing perspective fan sites and public discussion are a great source of free promotion and hype.
  • Thanks to Caleb for contacting Wrappamania and getting them a promotion with hype.
  • Of course, as with most advance marketing hype, he, or his contact more likely, neglected to mention an important fact.
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] A deception carried out for the sake of publicity: is his comeback a hype?
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  • Sometimes we get carried away with a particular hype and there is not due consideration in the law.
  • There is something amiss in the hype, deception, and implicit greed surrounding the issue.
  • Like every other dotcom that was carried away by the hype, we got ahead of ourselves.

verb

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Promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its benefits: an industry quick to hype its products they were hyping up a new anti-poverty idea
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  • In fact, some people in the publishing industry think it's a great idea, sponsors buying authors to hype their products, but why stop there?
  • Willes had his supporters, even in the newsroom, and his ideas were hyped as a way to save a dying industry.
  • Nagel told us there was no point hyping a product that consumers can't yet buy.
Synonyms
publicize, advertise, promote, push, boost, merchandise, give publicity to, give a puff to, puff, puff up, build up, talk up, beat/bang the drum for
informal plug

Origin

1920s (originally US in the sense 'short-change, cheat', or 'person who cheats etc.'): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with hype

gripe, mistype, pipe, ripe, sipe, skype, slype, snipe, stripe, swipe, tripe, type, wipe

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There are 2 main definitions of hype in English:

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hype 2 Line breaks: hype
informal

noun

1A hypodermic needle or injection.
1.1A drug addict.
Example sentences
  • Heyman hypes Jones as being mad at Undertaker for lame advice and says that Morgan was his number one Smackdown draft pick.

verb

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Stimulate or excite (someone): I was hyped up because I wanted to do well

Origin

1920s (originally US): abbreviation of hypodermic.

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