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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of big.


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  • A throbber of the highest order who did, without regard for his own self respect, try to make capital of what is everyday norm for anyone who has left the services, and "bigged" himself up also in doing so whilst trying to play the "victim".

    Army Rumour Service

  • Having tired of being a "songwriter's songwriter" – bigged up by Elton John and Elvis Costello, to name but two – he nearly retired a couple of years ago.

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  • They talked the talk on Twitter, bigged up the specials of ribs or wings, but by the time I got there they were down to little more than pulled pork and coleslaw.

    Restaurant review: Pitt Cue Co

  • By December 1992 the idea was being bigged up by the Premier League powers that be.

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  • Is he the one who just last year bigged up the system providing subsidies to firms and householders who go solar, saying, "It's still early days but early indications show that the scheme is working well"?

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Peter, I'm sure you'll recall how I 'bigged up' Brazil.

    The girl who kicked the publisher's keister for misplacing an apostrophe

  • In my talk I bigged up the intellectual aspects of studying design, to make it sound less 'dumbed down'.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • And, just to be clear, if Hannan had bigged-up Powell's views on immigration while he was talking to Reason* the chances are that he'd have been challenged on them.

    Daniel Hannan & Enoch Powell: Spectacular Media Stupidity Guaranteed

  • In any event, it's in Panavision widescreen, and it was unfolding over the entire bigged curved screen at the Uptown, and I was reveling in the majesty of the moving picture.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Anyway Susan Hill had bigged up Washington Square, given it good press as a readable Henry but I bet I wasn't the only one to order a copy, find I already had one on the shelf, send off the duplicate to a friend and then leave mine sitting unread until now.

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