ham it up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ham it up exaggerate one's acting
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Usage

In literature:

Then stitch it up and braize it in good stock, with some slices of bacon, ham, and a bunch of herbs.
"The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:" by Mrs. W. G. Waters
But then Water Larker, the most warlike of the frogs, took up a great pebble and flung it at Ham Nibbler who was then pursuing Reedy.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
And before I forget about it, Uncle Ben, you want to jerk Bradshaw up about them last hams he sent us.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
We would heat up the sliced boiled ham and eat it with pancakes.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
When it is done, take it up, carefully strip off the skin, and reserve it to cover the ham when it is put away cold.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Almost at once he had got up and gone over to the dresser, and there, taking a long time about it, he had cut himself some slices of ham.
"From Out the Vasty Deep" by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
My wife could not make up her mind to taste it, but contented herself with a slice of ham and some cheese.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
If Ham O'Brien didn't think this up for himself, Leslie Coombes thought it up for him.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
Ham caught up one of the candles, and, hurriedly lighting it, again crawled into the hole, holding the candle out in front of him.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
Mary, though delicately brought up, thought she had never tasted anything like it, so delicious and reviving: such ham!
"Nearly Lost but Dearly Won" by Theodore P. Wilson
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In news:

(From left) junior Cristian Rivera and seniors Megan Sullivan and William Hayes pause their barbecue meal packing to " ham it up " for the camera at North Mecklenburg High School.
Rosie O'Donnell and Oprah Winfrey Ham it Up in Behind-the-Scenes Footage.
He's hamming it up at new W'burg trattoria.
Son of Maine Pig Farmer Hams It Up in Hammy Thriller.
Paddlers ham it up for the photographer as stand-up paddlers dress up in wild costumes to raise funds for Paddle for Privates in Newport Beach Saturday.
Getting ready for the gathering and hamming it up with my favorite people.
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Kevin Durant hams it up during the filming of "Thunderstruck," which should be released this year.
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Kevin Durant hams it up during the filming of " Thunderstruck ," which should be released this year.
He loves his hats, he loves sitting on presents that aren't his, and he loves hamming it up for the camera.
ED ANDRIESKI/the associated Press Boxers Roberto Duran, left, and Hector Camacho ham it up for photographers after the weigh-in for their 2001 super middleweight bout in Denver, Colo.
David Gold believes it would be a "fantastic statement" if West Ham could sign David Beckham as the midfielder weighs up his future options.
Nathan denette / the canadian press Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Pavel Bure (from left) ham it up.
This adorable Hamster doesn't just run around on a silly wheel all day, it likes to ham it up too.
Coco hams it up on Miami Beach while filming Ice Loves Coco.
0The star hammed it up at the world premiere of the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn.
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In science:

The above lemma shows that it suffices to come up with a streaming algorithm for the Hamming distance problem to solve the problem ∆≤k (1-turn-Dyck2 ).
Streaming algorithms for recognizing nearly well-parenthesized expressions
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