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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Saudi Arabia excels at talking up and talking down the oil market. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for low oil prices after letting it off the hook for Khashoggi murder," 21 Nov. 2018 Looking back on the sometimes deafening pre-release hype for No Man's Sky, which included a major presentation at Sony's 2015 E3 press conference, Murray took himself to task a bit for talking up the game's potential so heavily. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Sean Murray breaks his silence on No Man’s Sky’s development, launch," 20 July 2018 Real Sociedad are reportedly moving closer to signing Mikel Merino from Newcastle United on a £10m deal, after their manager talked up the chances of the deal going through via a release clause being activated in the player's contract., "Real Sociedad Edge Closer to Signing £10m Newcastle Midfielder as Boss Talks Up Chances of Deal," 28 June 2018 History showed that Vince Velasquez is not known for economizing his pitches and, even though Kapler talked up the hard-throwing righthander throughout spring training, that disturbing trend continued in the Grapefruit League games. Bob Brookover,, "Gabe Kapler's bullpen usage with Phillies is becoming a soap opera," 31 Mar. 2018 The company has talked up how the smaller tablet will appeal to two particular demographics: students and women. Hayley Tsukayama,, "Microsoft Shrinks The Surface To A Purse-Friendly Size," 11 July 2018 Teamtalk has alleged that Sobhi has been talked up by none other than international compatriot and current Reds superstar Mohamed Salah, with the forward apparently informing Jurgen Klopp to make a move for the 21-year-old., "Liverpool Eye £15m Swoop for Stoke Starlet After Glowing Mo Salah Recommendation," 20 Mar. 2018 Henry noted Ward has been talking up the border on her own. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "McSally, Schweikert get support from group with ties to McConnell, Rove," 14 June 2018 Faculty members talk up the value of a career in research. Catherine Rentz,, "'Agents of change:' A year with the UMBC program shaping some of the nation's best and most diverse scientists," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of talk up

1722, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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