big up (third-person singular simple present bigs up, present participle bigging up, simple past and past participle bigged up or, rarely, big upped)
- (UK, slang, idiomatic) To increase one's muscle mass through exercise.
- He works out every day to big up himself.
- (Jamaica, slang, idiomatic) To proclaim or exaggerate the importance of.
- I want to big up my bro on the mic.
- They're trying to big themselves up to be more than they are.
- 2007 In a keynote speech, attended by over 2,000 people, Steve Jobs spent the first 10 minutes bigging up the move to Intel chips. — Apple announces new mobile phone, BBC Online, 9 January 2007
big up (plural big ups)
- (slang, also big ups) Significant respect or acclaim.
- I want to give a big up to my bro on the mic.