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hype



Pronunciation: (hīp), [key]
v., hyped, hyp•ing,
n.
Informal.

v.t.
1. to stimulate, excite, or agitate (usually fol. by up): She was hyped up at the thought of owning her own car.
2. to create interest in by flamboyant or dramatic methods; promote or publicize showily: a promoter who knows how to hype a prizefight.
3. to intensify (advertising, promotion, or publicity) by ingenious or questionable claims, methods, etc. (usually fol. by up).
4. to trick; gull.

n.
1. exaggerated publicity; hoopla.
2. an ingenious or questionable claim, method, etc., used in advertising, promotion, or publicity to intensify the effect.
3. a swindle, deception, or trick.

hype



Pronunciation: (hīp), [key]
n. Slang.
1. a hypodermic needle.
2. a drug addict, esp. one who uses a hypodermic needle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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