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v. tout·ed, tout·ing, touts
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.
1. To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way.
2. Chiefly British To obtain and deal in information on racehorses.
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.]
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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
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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]
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Past participle: touted
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|Noun||1.||tout - 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 way|
|3.||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)
|Verb||1.||tout - advertize in strongly positive terms; "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"|
|2.||tout - 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"
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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.
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يَطوفُ باحِثا عَن
forsøge at kapre
reyna aî krækja sér í
A. N (for hotels etc) → gancho/a m/f (Racing) → pronosticador(a) m/f (Brit) (= ticket tout) → revendedor(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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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) horse → als Favorit angeben, als heißen Tipp nennen; (= spy) stables → ausspionieren (inf); horse → herumschnüffeln bei (inf); (= sell: also tout around) information → anbieten; tickets → anbieten, schwarz verkaufen (inf); goods → (den Leuten) aufschwatzen (inf); ideas → propagieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. n (for hotels) → procacciatore m di clienti (Brit) (also ticket tout) → bagarino (Racing) → portaquote m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to go about in search of buyers, jobs, support, votes etc. The taxi-driver drove around touting for custom. werf, lok يَطوفُ باحِثا عَن предлагам настойчиво angariar ucházet se (o), nabízet werben forsøge at kapre ψαρεύω πελάτες buscar, intentar captar hankima جلب کردن kalastella solliciter מְחַזֵר אַחֲרֵי לָקוֹחוֹת दलाली करना vrbovati, mamiti felhajt mencari pembeli, langganan dsb reyna að krækja sér í (andare in cerca di clienti) 求める 손님을 끌다, 지지를 호소하다, 주문을 권유하다 ieškoti, žvejoti piedāvāt (preci); reklamēt; slavēt; aģitēt mencari pelanggan klanten lokken fallby, prøve å selgeposzukiwać, zabiegać دلالي كول، اخيستونكى ( رانيوونكى ) پيداكول، داّس ځغلولو په لوبه كې شرط تړونكوته داّس په باره كې معلومات وركول angariar a căuta зазывать клиентов ponúkať (tovar), lákať zákazníkov nabirati tražiti försöka skaffa, fiska efter ตระเวนชักชวน müşteri aramak 招徠(顧客)，拉(選票) нав'язувати товар; рекламувати; агітувати за кандидата گاہک تلاش کرنا chào hàng 招徕（顾客），拉（选票）
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