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Definition of "tout" []

  • To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way. (verb-intransitive)
  • To obtain and deal in information on racehorses. (verb-intransitive)
  • To solicit or importune: street vendors who were touting pedestrians. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors. (verb-transitive)
  • To promote or praise energetically; publicize: "For every study touting the benefits of hormone therapy, another warns of the risks” ( Yanick Rice Lamb). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tout" in a sentence
  • "Frenchman, that "_comprendre tout, c'est pardonner tout_," or, better yet, that to understand all is to understand that there is nothing to pardon, will not be chary of their cheers to him who is able to advance their cause, nor of their curses upon him who betrays it."
  • "But _tout lasse, tout casse, tout passe_; and while the kingfisher turns his sapphire back in the sun against the lemon-yellow of the willow leaves, and the smouldering russet of the oak-crowns succeeds to the crimson of the beeches and the gold of the elms, we shall do well to emulate the serene magnanimity of Nature and console ourselves with the reflection that the rural philosopher, if only assured of"
  • "Il n'y a pas un homme a Londres qui possède un cercle d'amis comme le sien: tout ce qu'il y a de plus distingué _en tout_."