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tout someone or something around

to promote and boost someone or something publicly. He is touting his favorite candidate around, hoping to get a few votes for her. Roger is touting his book around, trying to boost sales.
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tout someone or something as something

to present someone or something as a beneficial type of person or something. Joel touted his candidate as the best of all. Ann touted her medicine as a cure-all.
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tout suite

right away; with all haste. (Pronounced "toot sweet." From French toute de suite.) John: Come on, get this finished! Bob: I'm trying. John: Tout suite! Get moving! "I want this mess cleaned up, tout suite!" shouted Sally, hands on her hips and steaming with rage.
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tout as

v.
To promote or praise someone or something by comparing them to some ideal: The press is touting the young basketball player as the next Michael Jordan.
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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.
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Dichondra was highly touted as an emerald green ground cover because of its fast-growing horizontal stolons - the same above-ground runners you see on Bermuda grass and strawberry plants.
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Barbara Wall, vice president of original series for TNT, said the network will function as a ``boutique'' operation, employing such highly regarded writers as journalist Nicholas Pileggi (``Casino'') and playwright Jon Robin Baitz (``The Substance of Fire''), who, more than actors, will be touted as the series' stars.
Other series in development include ``Power,'' a tale of Vegas wheeling and dealing not just on the casino floors, executive-produced by Pileggi and Michael Harbert (``Law and Order''); ``Breaking News,'' touted as ``ER'' in a CNN-style news network; ``The Warden,'' based on a BBC series about a tough female warden at a maximum-security prison; ``The Best Defense,'' inspired by the life and trials of attorney Alan Dershowitz; and ``New Year,'' a sardonic look at a dysfunctional family through the eyes of a young gay man, created by Baitz.
Forbes also touted the special section of the magazine, in which executives will be able to purchase a third of a page for a photo and profile for $20,300, in an issue that will include the Top 40 list of highest-paid entertainers.