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tout

 (tout)
v. tout·ed, tout·ing, touts
v.tr.
1. To promote or praise energetically; publicize: "For every study touting the benefits of hormone therapy, another warns of the risks" (Yanick Rice Lamb).
2. To solicit or importune: street vendors who were touting pedestrians.
3. Chiefly British To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors.
v.intr.
1. To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way.
2. Chiefly British To obtain and deal in information on racehorses.
n.
1. One who solicits customers brazenly or persistently: "The administration of the nation's literary affairs falls naturally into the hands of touts and thieves" (Lewis H. Lapham).
2. Chiefly British One who obtains information on racehorses and their prospects and sells it to bettors.
3. Chiefly Scots and Irish Slang One who informs against others; an informer.

[Early Modern English, to be on the lookout for (customers, information, etc.), from Middle English tuten, to peer; akin to Old English tōtian, to protrude, peep out.]

tout′er n.

tout

(taʊt)
vb
1. (Commerce) to solicit (business, customers, etc) or hawk (merchandise), esp in a brazen way
2. (Horse Racing) (intr)
a. to spy on racehorses being trained in order to obtain information for betting purposes
b. to sell, or attempt to sell, such information or to take bets, esp in public places
3. (tr) informal to recommend flatteringly or excessively
n
4. (Horse Racing)
a. a person who spies on racehorses so as to obtain betting information to sell
b. a person who sells information obtained by such spying
5. a person who solicits business in a brazen way
6. (Commerce) Also called: ticket tout a person who sells tickets unofficially for a heavily booked sporting event, concert, etc, at greatly inflated prices
7. Ulster a police informer
[C14 (in the sense: to peer, look out): related to Old English tӯtan to peep out]
ˈtouter n

tout

(taʊt)
Informal. v.i.
1. to solicit business, employment, votes, or the like, importunately.
2. to act as a tout.
v.t.
3. to solicit importunately.
4. to describe or advertise boastfully; praise extravagantly: a highly touted nightclub.
5. to provide information on (a racehorse), esp. for a fee.
6. to watch; spy on.
n.
7. a person who solicits business, employment, etc., importunately.
8.
a. a person who gives information on a racehorse, esp. for a fee.
b. Chiefly Brit. a person who spies on a racehorse in training for the purpose of betting.
[1350–1400; Middle English tuten to look out, peer]

tout


Past participle: touted
Gerund: touting

Imperative
tout
tout
Present
I tout
you tout
he/she/it touts
we tout
you tout
they tout
Preterite
I touted
you touted
he/she/it touted
we touted
you touted
they touted
Present Continuous
I am touting
you are touting
he/she/it is touting
we are touting
you are touting
they are touting
Present Perfect
I have touted
you have touted
he/she/it has touted
we have touted
you have touted
they have touted
Past Continuous
I was touting
you were touting
he/she/it was touting
we were touting
you were touting
they were touting
Past Perfect
I had touted
you had touted
he/she/it had touted
we had touted
you had touted
they had touted
Future
I will tout
you will tout
he/she/it will tout
we will tout
you will tout
they will tout
Future Perfect
I will have touted
you will have touted
he/she/it will have touted
we will have touted
you will have touted
they will have touted
Future Continuous
I will be touting
you will be touting
he/she/it will be touting
we will be touting
you will be touting
they will be touting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been touting
you have been touting
he/she/it has been touting
we have been touting
you have been touting
they have been touting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been touting
you will have been touting
he/she/it will have been touting
we will have been touting
you will have been touting
they will have been touting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been touting
you had been touting
he/she/it had been touting
we had been touting
you had been touting
they had been touting
Conditional
I would tout
you would tout
he/she/it would tout
we would tout
you would tout
they would tout
Past Conditional
I would have touted
you would have touted
he/she/it would have touted
we would have touted
you would have touted
they would have touted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tout - someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profittout - someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
scalper - someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost; "he got theater tickets through a scalper"
2.tout - someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen waytout - someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
adman, advertiser, advertizer - someone whose business is advertising
3.tout - one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)tout - one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
adviser, advisor, consultant - an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
racetrack tout - someone who offers advice about betting on horses (either to influence the odds or in the hope of sharing some of the winnings)
Verb1.tout - advertize in strongly positive termstout - advertize in strongly positive terms; "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
2.tout - show offtout - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction

tout

verb
1. (Informal) recommend, promote, endorse, support, tip, urge, approve, praise, commend, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), speak well of the advertising practice of using performers to tout products
2. (Informal) praise, tip, promote, urge, endorse, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean) He was being touted as the most interesting thing in pop.
3. solicit, canvass, drum up, bark (U.S. informal), spiel He visited several foreign countries to tout for business.
noun
1. seller, solicitor, barker, canvasser, spieler a ticket tout

tout

verb
To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
Translations
يَطوفُ باحِثا عَن
nabízetucházet se
forsøge at kapre
reyna aî krækja sér í
žvejoti
aģitētpiedāvātreklamētslavēt
ponúkať
müşteri aramak

tout

[taʊt]
A. N (for hotels etc) → gancho/a m/f (Racing) → pronosticador(a) m/f (Brit) (= ticket tout) → revendedor(a) m/f
B. VI (Brit) to tout for business or customtratar de captar clientes
C. VT [+ wares] → ofrecer, pregonar (Brit) [+ tickets] → revender

tout

[ˈtaʊt]
vi
to tout for sth → chercher qch
to tout for business → chercher du travail
vtfaire l'article pour
to be touted as sth → être présenté(e) comme qch
n (British) (also ticket tout) → revendeur m de billets

tout

(inf)
n (= tipster)Wettberater(in) m(f); (esp Brit: = spy) → Schnüffler(in) m(f) (inf), → Spion(in) m(f) (inf); (= ticket tout)(Karten)schwarzhändler(in) m(f); (for business) → Kundenfänger(in) m(f)
vt (Racing) horseals Favorit angeben, als heißen Tipp nennen; (= spy) stablesausspionieren (inf); horseherumschnüffeln bei (inf); (= sell: also tout around) informationanbieten; ticketsanbieten, schwarz verkaufen (inf); goods(den Leuten) aufschwatzen (inf); ideaspropagieren
vi (Racing, = offer tips) → Wetttipps (gegen Honorar) verteilen; (= spy)herumspionieren, herumschnüffeln (inf); to tout for business(aufdringlich) Reklame machen; to tout for customersauf Kundenfang sein (inf), → Kunden schleppen (inf)

tout

[taʊt]
1. n (for hotels) → procacciatore m di clienti (Brit) (also ticket tout) → bagarino (Racing) → portaquote m inv
2. vi to tout for businessraccogliere ordinazioni; (for hotels) → procacciare clienti
3. vt to tout sth (around) (Brit) → cercare di (ri)vendere qc

tout

(taut) verb
to go about in search of buyers, jobs, support, votes etc. The taxi-driver drove around touting for custom.
References in classic literature ?
The conflicting interests of these touting gentlemen being of a nature to irritate their feelings, personal collisions took place; and the Commons was even scandalized by our principal inveigler (who had formerly been in the wine trade, and afterwards in the sworn brokery line) walking about for some days with a black eye.
His language shocked his father before he was twelve, and by that age, what with touting for parcels at the station and selling the Bun Hill Weekly Express, he was making three shillings a week, or more, and spending it on Chips, Comic Cuts, Ally Sloper's Half-holiday, cigarettes, and all the concomitants of a life of pleasure and enlightenment.
The municipality will show zero tolerance to touting.
Despite legislation such as the Delhi Prevention of Touting and Malpractices against Tourists Act and various drives by the Delhi police touting proudly continues to raise its corrupt head.
Speak-Speaking in the House of Commons, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, insisted: "ere is no evidence to suggest that introducing legislation to prohibit ticket touting is needed to deliver a successful event this year.
PRESSURE is mounting on the Government to tackle the rampant ticket touting industry and fraudsters who leech off it.
Five people were held on suspicion of ticket touting just hours before the opening ceremony on Friday.
Ticket touting - essentially selling tickets without the issuer's permission - was made illegal in 1994 under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.
Chief Superintendent Chris Bourlet, who leads police operations at the All England Club, said: "We are not going to stop the touting businesses by doing what we do.
A covert clampdown on the thriving touting business at the world's favourite tennis tournament has been launched by police.
The FA is working hard to stamp out touting and monitors the internet closely for the illegal trading of tickets.