hype

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from hyperbole.

Noun[edit]

hype (plural hypes)

  1. Promotion or propaganda; especially, exaggerated claims.
    After all the hype for the diet plan, only the results ended up slim.
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Verb[edit]

hype (third-person singular simple present hypes, present participle hyping, simple past and past participle hyped)

  1. (transitive) To promote heavily; to advertise or build up.
    They started hyping the new magazine months before its release.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hype (plural hypes)

  1. Alternative form of hipe (wrestling move)

Verb[edit]

hype (third-person singular simple present hypes, present participle hyping, simple past and past participle hyped)

  1. Alternative form of hipe (wrestling move)