cry up


cried up; crying up; cries up

transitive verb

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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cry up was in 1593

Dictionary Entries Near cry up

Cite this Entry

“Cry up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!