Words nearby drum up
How to use drum up in a sentence
At the turn of the century, zoos displaying so-called primitive cultures were used to drum up public support for colonialism.
One hundred years ago, Senegalese natives were put on display in Norway to drum up support for colonialism.
Putin also hoped to drum up some patriotic pride with a big circus to serve with thick black bread.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.|Garry Kasparov|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Thompson continued to do all he could to drum up the black vote.New York City Mayoral Race Looks Wonderfully Like Democracy at Its Best|Michael Daly|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mistakenly live mic, or intentional gimmick to drum up excitement for the show?Golden Globes 2013: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey & More Best Moments (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now fate ordained that Silver Jack for the purposes of his enlightenment should select just this moment to drum up trade.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
The doctor, he reads it over careful and says she orter drum up trade, all right.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
If a Presbyterian meeting be necessary for your happiness, I'll drum up one on the Island for you.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick
They have ridden the low moon out of the sky; their hoofs drum up the dawn.Bransford of Rainbow Range|Eugene Manlove Rhodes
It'll take hours before they drum up enough courage to come any closer.Adaptation|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Other Idioms and Phrases with drum up
Bring about by persistent effort, as in I'm trying to drum up more customers, or We have to drum up support for this amendment. This expression alludes to making repeated drumbeats. [Mid-1800s]
Devise, invent, obtain, as in He hoped to drum up an alibi. [Mid-1800s]