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Phrasal Verbs

drum up

This page is about the phrasal verb drum up

Meaning: to stimulate something like support for a project, enthusiasm for an idea, or sales for a business

For example:

  • drum up Why don't you try drumming up some more business by advertising online?

  • drum up Politicians spend a lot of time drumming up support for legislation they're trying to get through parliament.

Quick Quiz:

A lot of famous musicians help charities and development projects by drumming up

a. great new songs

b. support from their fans

c. greedy politicians

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