hype definition

  • noun:
    • extortionate publicity as well as the ensuing commotion: the hype surrounding the murder trial.
    • Exaggerated or extravagant statements made especially in marketing or marketing material: "Its pure hype, a gigantic PR job” ( Saturday Evaluation).
    • A Marketing or promotional ploy: "Some restaurant owners around tend to be preparing up a $75,000 hype to market Ny as 'Restaurant City, U.S.A.'” ( Ny).
    • Some Thing deliberately misleading; a deception: "[He] says there isno power crisis at all, that it is all a hype, to maintain extravagant profits the oil businesses” ( Joel Oppenheimer).
    • A hypodermic injection, syringe, or needle.
    • A drug addict.
    • marketing or propaganda; specifically, exaggerated statements.
    • blatant or sensational promotion
  • verb-transitive:
    • To publicize or market, specifically by extravagant, inflated, or misleading claims: hyped the newest book by delivering its author on a promotional trip.
    • To stimulate with or like with a hypodermic shot: "hyped the united states as much as a purposeless pitch” ( Newsweek).
  • verb:
    • to market greatly; to market or develop.
    • publicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner
  • others:
    • See hipe.

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