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hype         

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Slang  
      n  
1    a hypodermic needle or injection  
      vb  
2    intr; usually foll by: up   to inject oneself with a drug  
3    tr   to stimulate artificially or excite  
     (C20: shortened from hypodermic)  
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hype          [2]  
      n  
1    a deception or racket  
2    intensive or exaggerated publicity or sales promotion  
media hype     
3    the person or thing so publicized  
      vb   tr  
4    to market or promote (a product) using exaggerated or intensive publicity  
5    to falsify or rig (something)  
6    (in the pop-music business) to buy (copies of a particular record) in such quantity as to increase its ratings in the charts  
     (C20: of unknown origin)  
  hyper      n  
  hyping      n  

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hype

  
  
ballyhoo     (informal)   brouhaha, build-up, plugging     (informal)   promotion, publicity, puffing, racket, razzmatazz     (slang)  

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hyper, hyp, hyper-, hyphen

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