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Make exaggerated claims about (a product, idea, or event); publicize or promote excessively.‘the film was overhyped by the press’
- ‘Last, but not least, is the prospect of computer warfare, the actual risk of which is not fully understood, leading some observers to claim it has been overhyped.’
- ‘How do you react to those who say that it was overhyped?’
- ‘Green offers three reasons why he thinks cyberterrorism has been overhyped.’
- ‘Sadly, the film is being ludicrously overhyped, and thus many may end up feeling a bit let down upon actually seeing it.’
- ‘In recent memory, two prize winners have been overhyped and that does not impress the world.’
- ‘There have been a bunch of completely overhyped stories lately about various mobile phone viruses that weren't really viruses at all.’
- ‘Despite being excessively overhyped, the new Tiger Woods authorized DVD collection is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.’
- ‘As a former (evidently short-lived) vegetarian, I find vegetarianism to be overhyped and often misrepresented.’
- ‘We all know that New Year's 2000 was one of the most overhyped events of our lifetimes.’
- ‘That's why the first round, in my mind, has become the most overrated, overhyped aspect of an overrated, overhyped event.’
- ‘When so many overhyped events fail to deliver, this should be a welcome refresher course on how to have a good time.’
- ‘I think the rush towards outsourcing is overhyped.’
- ‘True, telecommuting has been overhyped for years.’
- ‘The idea was heavily overhyped by the anti-PC crowd but it's not clear that real sales ever got out of double figures.’
- ‘It's one of the few things in sport that is not overhyped.’
- ‘Intel has been seriously overhyping WiMax for a couple of years now.’
- ‘So is the fixed/wireless network an inevitable leap forward or destined to become another overhyped technological promise?’
- ‘There are some elements of ‘social software’ that are clearly overhyped.’
- ‘In short, e-learning has quickly gone from being an interesting and sometimes overhyped concept to being a practical, powerful business tool.’
- ‘But ABN stops short of admitting it completely overhyped the price.’
[mass noun] Excessive publicity or promotion.‘the hard sell and the overhype make the discerning fan suspicious’
- ‘To avoid the unnecessary overhype, I probably would change the headline to ‘may change your world’.’
- ‘But even as the winners seemed to compete for the crowns of dumb and dumber, the barrage of overhype left everyone numb and number.’
- ‘There's been a lot of overhype and wild exuberance about multibillion-dollar markets waiting to be taken, but this is the real deal here at Kodak.’
- ‘Worried about speculation and new-club overhype, the owners kept the very existence of the bar a secret until only two weeks before opening last August.’
- ‘Their biggest fear now are the sharks of overhype.’
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