talk up
verb Date: 1722 transitive verb to discuss favorably ; advocate, promote <
talk up the new product
>
intransitive verb to speak up plainly or directly

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  • talk up — (something) to support something enthusiastically. His job is to talk up new bands and get them gigs. She talked the idea up with as many friends and colleagues as she could …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk up — transitive verb : to discuss in a favorable fashion : commend, promote, advocate enthusiast had been talking up the game F.S.Blanchard organizing crews to ring doorbells and talk up loans N.M.Clark sponsoring and … talking up a so called right to …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk up — {v.} 1. To speak in favor or support of. * /Let s talk up the game and get a big crowd./ 2. To speak plainly or clearly. * /The teacher asked the student to talk up./ Syn.: SPEAK UP. 3. {informal} To say what you want or think; say what someone… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk up — {v.} 1. To speak in favor or support of. * /Let s talk up the game and get a big crowd./ 2. To speak plainly or clearly. * /The teacher asked the student to talk up./ Syn.: SPEAK UP. 3. {informal} To say what you want or think; say what someone… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk\ up — v 1. To speak in favor or support of. Let s talk up the game and get a big crowd. 2. To speak plainly or clearly. The teacher asked the student to talk up. Syn.: speak up 3. informal To say what you want or think; say what someone may not like.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • talk up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms talk up : present tense I/you/we/they talk up he/she/it talks up present participle talking up past tense talked up past participle talked up to talk about someone or something in a way that makes them seem… …   English dictionary

  • talk up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone talks up a particular thing, they make it sound more interesting, valuable, or likely than it originally seemed. [V P n (not pron)] Politicians accuse the media of talking up the possibility of a riot... He ll be… …   English dictionary

  • talk up — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. acclaim, extol, commend; see exaggerate , praise 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity: ballyhoo, boost, build up, enhance, promote,… …   English dictionary for students

  • talk up — verb a) To talk about (something or someone) in such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is. b) To talk louder. Syn: big up, speak up …   Wiktionary

  • talk up — speak in favor of The manager was talking up the product as we entered the meeting …   Idioms and examples

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