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tout

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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touttout1 /taʊt/ ●○○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [transitive]PRAISE to praise something or someone in order to persuade people that they are important or worth a lot πŸ”Š his much touted musicalbe touted as something πŸ”Š Nell is being touted as the next big thing in Hollywood.2 [intransitive, transitive] especially British EnglishBBTPERSUADE to try to persuade people to buy goods or services you are offeringtout for business/custom British English (=look for customers) πŸ”Š Minicab drivers are not allowed to tout for business.3 [intransitive, transitive] American EnglishDGGDSH to give someone information about a horse in a race
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toutβ€’ Cooper had touted Aikman to Donahue when the player was in high school.β€’ But it is not a core curriculum like that being touted by test-and-measure statehouse reformers.β€’ By spring, the re-election campaign will be ready to respond, touting Clinton with television spots in selected cities.β€’ Slick ads tout everything from beauty products to electronic gadgets.β€’ About the most obscure thing touted is the fountain in Fountain Hills.β€’ Pippin was hyped as a games machine before the company wised up and starting touting it as an Internet device.β€’ Those touting mandatory uniforms point to the successes in Long Beach.β€’ Chef Foley was one of the first to tout Midwestern cuisine.be touted as somethingβ€’ Marijuana has been touted as a useful treatment for glaucoma.β€’ The Rockies are touted as having guaranteed snow.β€’ Other businesses can be touted as triumphs by other investment banks.tout for business/customβ€’ But a Eurotunnel spokeswoman dismissed the findings as' intended to allow hypnotherapists to tout for business.β€’ The competition was intense and the shop managers would actually stand in the street touting for business.β€’ The surveyor wrote to successful grant applicants touting for custom.β€’ They have even given up their company cars and now tout for business in the firm's delivery van.
touttout2 (also ticket tout) noun [countable] British English πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DLSELLsomeone who buys tickets for a concert, sports match etc and sells them at a higher price, usually on the street near a sports ground, theatre etc syn scalper American English
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toutβ€’ Touts were selling tickets to the match for Β£50 or more.β€’ The Government has vowed to outlaw the sale by touts of tickets outside grounds on the day of matches.β€’ The outdoor proctor or tout sought business and acted as an agent for petition-drawers and proctors.β€’ Promoters have their reasons for pricing this way; having done so, they should see that touts provide a useful service.β€’ Persecuting the tout - and, if possible, prosecuting him as well - has become a sport in itself.β€’ Organisers of the concert were worried there would be trouble from ticket touts.β€’ Tonight, touts remove five times the original ticket cost from those who didn't make it to the box office.
From Longman Business Dictionarytouttout1 /taʊt/ verb1tout for business/custom/trade especially British English to try to persuade people to buy goods or services you are offeringI’ve been on the phone all morning touting for business.2[transitive] to praise something or someone in order to persuade people that they are worth accepting, using etcbe touted as somethingShe is being touted as the best candidate for the job.β†’ See Verb tabletouttout2 (also ticket tout) noun [countable] British English someone who buys tickets for a concert, sports match etc and sells them for more than the official price SYN scalper AmE
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Verb table
tout
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytout
he, she, ittouts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytouted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave touted
he, she, ithas touted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad touted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tout
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have touted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam touting
he, she, itis touting
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you, we, theyare touting
Past
I, he, she, itwas touting
you, we, theywere touting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been touting
he, she, ithas been touting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been touting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be touting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been touting
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