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ham it up


Definitions from WordNet

Verb ham it up has 1 sense
  1. overact, ham it up, ham, overplay - exaggerate one's acting
    --1 is one way to act, play, roleplay, playact
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Definitions from the Web

Term: Ham it up

Part of Speech: Verb

Sense 1: To behave in an exaggerated or overly dramatic manner, often to attract attention or entertain others.

Example Sentence: The talented actor hammed it up on stage, captivating the audience with his hilarious antics.

Example Sentence: My little sister loves to ham it up during family parties, always putting on a show for everyone.

Sense 2: To overact or overplay a role in a performance.

Example Sentence: The actor hammed it up in the comedy skit, making everyone laugh with his exaggerated expressions and gestures.

Example Sentence: The comedian loves to ham it up during his stand-up routines, using funny voices and exaggerated movements to entertain the crowd.

Sense 3: To pretend or feign a particular emotion or reaction for comedic effect.

Example Sentence: When his friends surprised him with a birthday cake, John hammed it up by pretending to faint in astonishment.

Example Sentence: The host of the show often hammed it up when announcing the winners, adding excitement and suspense to the competition.

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