English version

drum something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrum something ↔ up phrasal verbGETto get support, interest, attention etc from people by making an effort He travelled throughout Latin America drumming up support for the confederation. The organization is using the event to drum up business (=get more work and sales). drum→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
drum upThe drums then took up a regular beat as he stalked back to the coffin.One by one, the concrete weighted drums were winched up and then sent crashing into the sea.drum up businessCheltenham & Gloucester and the Yorkshire are taking the discount route to drum up business.They bought a truck and proceeded to drum up business.
From Longman Business Dictionarydrum something → up phrasal verb [transitive] if you drum up business or support, you make an effort to get more of itWe have been looking for new ways to drum up business. drum→ See Verb table
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drum
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrum
he, she, itdrums
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrummed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave drummed
he, she, ithas drummed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad drummed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drum
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have drummed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam drumming
he, she, itis drumming
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you, we, theyare drumming
Past
I, he, she, itwas drumming
you, we, theywere drumming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been drumming
he, she, ithas been drumming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been drumming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be drumming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been drumming
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