tout for (something)

tout for (something)

To solicit or attempt to obtain something, as through entreaty or persuasion. The president has been campaigning across the country touting for the healthcare legislation he is trying to get passed. When I was at my lowest, I spent a number of weeks touting for work with a sign on the corner of Main Street.
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tout for

v.
To seek to obtain something by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application; solicit something: We could hear the street vendors touting for business.
See also: tout