Meaning of TOUT in English

TOUT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

ticket tout

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

business

The competition was intense and the shop managers would actually stand in the street touting for business .

They have even given up their company cars and now tout for business in the firm's delivery van.

But a Eurotunnel spokeswoman dismissed the findings as' intended to allow hypnotherapists to tout for business .

Some banks have begun touting for the business of processing for rivals.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Chef Foley was one of the first to tout Midwestern cuisine.

Slick ads tout everything from beauty products to electronic gadgets.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

About the most obscure thing touted is the fountain in Fountain Hills.

But it is not a core curriculum like that being touted by test-and-measure statehouse reformers.

By spring, the re-election campaign will be ready to respond, touting Clinton with television spots in selected cities.

Cooper had touted Aikman to Donahue when the player was in high school.

Pippin was hyped as a games machine before the company wised up and starting touting it as an Internet device.

Those touting mandatory uniforms point to the successes in Long Beach.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Touts were selling tickets to the match for £50 or more.

Organisers of the concert were worried there would be trouble from ticket touts.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Persecuting the tout - and, if possible, prosecuting him as well - has become a sport in itself.

Promoters have their reasons for pricing this way; having done so, they should see that touts provide a useful service.

The Government has vowed to outlaw the sale by touts of tickets outside grounds on the day of matches.

The outdoor proctor or tout sought business and acted as an agent for petition-drawers and proctors.

Tonight, touts remove five times the original ticket cost from those who didn't make it to the box office.

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