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[hahypt-uhp] /ˈhaɪptˈʌp/
adjective, Informal.
intensively or excessively stimulated or exaggerated:
an economy hyped-up by arms spending.
Origin of hyped-up
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Anyway, every man aboard is all hyped up about living aground—especially with a harem.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for hyped up

hyped up

(slang) stimulated or excited by or as if by the effect of a stimulating drug
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  1. False; fake; hoked-up, phony: no hyped-up glamour/ the woman's archly hyped-up language (1940s+)
  2. Excited; overstimulated; hyper: I leave early, hyped-up, impressed, nauseated/ The game gets him ''hyped up,'' and ''releases energy'' in the same way that football does (1938+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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