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tout

verb
 
 
/taʊt/
PRAISE [T] to praise someone or something in order to make people think that they are important: [often passive] He is being touted as the next big star.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
SELL [I, T] UK to try to persuade people to buy something: Drug dealers were seen touting for business outside schools.Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing
(Definition of tout verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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