cry up

verb
cried up; crying up; cries up

Definition of cry up

transitive verb

: to praise publicly in order to enhance in value or repute cried up his skills as a writer

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Examples of cry up in a Sentence

in exchange for his hefty endorsement fee, the basketball player is expected to cry up that brand of sneaker at every opportunity

First Known Use of cry up

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cry up was in 1593

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“Cry up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cry%20up. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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