talk up


Definition of talk up

transitive verb

: to discuss favorably : advocate, promote talk up the new product

intransitive verb

: to speak up plainly or directly

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Examples of talk up in a Sentence

the director and actors are making the obligatory rounds of the late-night shows to talk up their new movie feel free to talk up if you have any objections

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Even before the latest readings of China’s factory activity, a series of indicators has suggested the economy was slipping, spurring the government to take steps to support growth and talk up the stock markets. WSJ, "China’s Factory Weakness Adds to Mounting Worries About Economy," 31 Oct. 2018 His boss, a former Special Forces soldier, had talked up the experience, but another friend who had served in Vietnam called it a terrible idea. Dave Philipps, The Seattle Times, "The Army, in need of recruits, turns focus to Seattle, other liberal-leaning cities," 2 Jan. 2019 Coming out of 2017 and heading into 2018, McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer both talked up the possibility of some kind of bipartisan compromise on a plan to rebuild road and bridges. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Republicans will hold on to their Senate majority," 7 Nov. 2018 Theo Wargo / Getty This week on Recode Media with Peter Kafka, YouTube global head of music Lyor Cohen talks up the launch of YouTube Music. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: YouTube Music head Lyor Cohen on Recode Media," 12 June 2018 Napoli's Jorginho has been talked up as their primary target, but as negotiations stall with Inter's Serie A rivals, City are believed to have focused on potential alternatives., "Inter Looking to Sell Man City & Everton Target Before End of June in Bid to Meet FFP Regulations," 9 June 2018 And on Wednesday, Mr. Moon tried to talk up the prospects of long-term peace. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Kim Jong Un’s Seoul Trip on Ice as Korean Detente Cools," 12 Dec. 2018 Trump rejected, even mocked, the pleas of endangered House Republicans (and their leadership) to talk up the economy and low unemployment rate. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trumpism doesn’t win majorities. And Trump doesn’t care.," 7 Nov. 2018 In any event, Microsoft will almost certainly try to talk up the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which, as the name suggests, is scheduled for a release sometime in October. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft announces October 2 event: New Surface devices inbound?," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of talk up

1722, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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excited commotion or publicity

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