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tout

tout

 
 
pronunciation:
taUt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: touted, touting, touts
definition 1: to solicit aggressively or persistently; importune.
synonyms:
importune, solicit
similar words:
accost, approach
definition 2: to give or sell inside information on (a racehorse, a horse race, or the like) to bettors, or to obtain (information) for this purpose.
definition 3: to publicize flatteringly and boastfully.
The producer touted his new starlet.
synonyms:
boost, hype
similar words:
advertise, ballyhoo, bill, brag about, extol, plug, promote, publicize, push, vaunt
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to seek customers, votes, or the like by importunate or brazen means.
synonyms:
solicit
similar words:
hawk
definition 2: to obtain and dispense information or predictions to bettors on horse races.
similar words:
tip
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who obtains and gives or sells information or predictions on racehorses to bettors.
synonyms:
tipster
definition 2: a publicist or solicitor, esp. one who uses boastful or importunate means.
similar words:
advertiser, booster, huckster, publicist, solicitor
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