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hypenoun [U]

uk   us   /haɪp/ informal
a situation in which something is advertised and discussed in newspapers, on television, etc. a lot in order to attract everyone's interest: media hype There's been a lot of hype around/surrounding his latest film. I've been put off reading the book by all the hype.

hypeverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /haɪp/ (also hype up)
to repeatedly advertise and discuss something in newspapers, on television, etc. in order to attract everyone's interest: It's being hyped as the musical event of the year.
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