transitive verb \ˈbig-ˌəp\

Definition of big–up






US slang

  1. :  to praise (someone or something) But “Thank You,” which big-ups the Lord, and “Greetings From NY,” which features his 12-year-old son, show Badlands focused on religion and home rather than thug life. — Justin Hampton, Spin, March 2006 Then he gets around to big-upping the city's (and, as of two days prior, America's) favorite Democratic son. — Josh Modell, Spin, August 2008 Celebs … big-up her clothes. — Alexandra Phanor, Vibe, June 2002 A natural charmer, Drake … big-ups the kinds of details most men miss: perfectly done hair and heel-and-handbag combos. — Josh Eells, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2010

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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