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