talk up

verb
talked up; talking up; talks 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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With an eye on October 17th, the date on which recreational marijuana will become legal, medical-cannabis firms have been expanding at home and talking up their global ambitions in a most un-Canadian way. The Economist, "Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination," 5 July 2018 That’s a far cry from 2017, when its shares more than doubled, net income quadrupled and executives talked up their prospects of getting into lucrative smartphone screens. Bloomberg.com, "Apple Supplier Is Worst China Performer After Screen Prices Drop," 18 June 2018 Crystal Palace are plotting a move for Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont - who has been talked up as a long-term target for their fellow Londoners Arsenal. SI.com, "Crystal Palace Interested in Signing Long-Term Arsenal Target as Potential Goalkeeping Option," 9 June 2018 Read More Sprint, T-Mobile talk up lower prices from their deal. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Wall Street sends Sprint/T-Mobile merger a big raspberry | The Kansas City Star," 30 Apr. 2018 Our culture rewards men for talking up their achievements and punishes women for doing the same, studies show. Andrea Bartz, Good Housekeeping, "Look, I'm a Self-Promoting Woman. And I’m Not Apologizing for It.," 14 Feb. 2019 At last year's annual developers conference, Facebook talked up augmented reality but in the following 12 months, did little with it. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Facebook brings augmented reality to Facebook Messenger," 1 May 2018 In September, former top Trump administration economic policy adviser Gary Cohn talked up bipartisan cooperation on infrastructure for after the midterms. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The lesson of the midterms: resistance works," 7 Nov. 2018 On Monday, administration officials fanned out on TV to talk up the state of trade negotiations but acknowledged much remains up in the air and undecided. Eileen Sullivan, New York Times, "Trump Defends Administration’s Trade Strategy With China," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of talk up

1722, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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