drum up

verb

Definition of drum up

1 : to bring about by persistent effort
  • drum up some business
2 : invent, originate
  • drum up a new method

Examples of drum up in a Sentence

  1. anyone who drums up a better way of doing this tedious task will make a fortune

First Known Use of drum up

1830

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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