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    rough neighborhood/spots a fare/pull over/hyped

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following excerpt from an English text?

    Jake is driving his taxi through a rough neighborhood.
    Jake spots a fare, turns the radio off, and pulls over. A hyped up, straggly looking white teenager enters the cab. His nose is running, and he keeps wiping it with his sleeve

    rough neighborhood = gangster (bandit) quarter

    spots a fare = catch sight of a client

    pull over = bring a vehicle to the side of the road in order to pick up a client (passenger).

    hyped = blatant

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: rough neighborhood/spots a fare/pull over/hyped

    Short of hyped, everyhing is fine.

    If you are hyped, you are affected by drugs.

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