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talk sth up

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with talk   /tɔːk/ us    /tɑːk/
to speak with enthusiasm about something: If we talk up the event, people will surely come.
Translations of “talk sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱烈地談論, 宣揚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热烈地谈论, 宣扬…
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