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English noun: tout

1. tout (person) someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit


Synonymsticket tout


Broader (hypernym)scalper


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. tout (person) someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way


Synonymstouter


Broader (hypernym)adman, advertiser, advertizer

3. tout (person) one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)


Synonymstipster


Broader (hypernym)adviser, advisor, consultant


Narrower (hyponym)racetrack tout


English verb: tout

1. tout (communication) advertize in strongly positive terms


SamplesThis product was touted as a revolutionary invention.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce

2. tout (communication) show off


Synonymsblow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, vaunt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate


Narrower (hyponym)crow, gloat, puff, triumph









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