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peddle

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpedl/ informal disapproving
COMMERCE to try to sell things, especially on the street, by phone, etc.: A number of suspect technology stocks are being peddled by fringe brokers in London financial circles. All the world can now peddle its wares on the internet with few restrictions.
to try to influence people's opinions or make them believe something: Conventional politicians should expose the fantasies that the far left and far right are peddling to a vulnerable section of society.
(Definition of peddle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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