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1(solicit)to tout for customers — andar a la caza de clientes
vender información confidencial, datos, pronósticos etc(in horseracing)
1(offer, sell)(wares) ofrecer(tickets) revender Britanico
- So it's no surprise to see every major player in the market touting special offers.
- The reply was to my now standard response to people hawking or touting things, which is ‘No thanks, I'm only interesting in drinking and girls’.
- Expanding an effort to position Caller ID as family friendly, Sprint this week will break a new TV, print and radio campaign in local markets to tout the service.
- Nevertheless, marketers are increasingly eager to tout their wares to Broadway's captive audience.
- It was perhaps elitist to have had low expectations before viewing the film, but one is too wary of packaged presentations from Hollywood touting the wares of the fickle god of consumerism.
- Gilbert may not be touting the business but if a big European or US bank comes along with an offer, which must be a possibility, then we will find out just exactly what Aberdeen's brand is currently worth.
- This is only one of hundreds of such devices being touted to the naïve, and selling very well.
- Surely, for those who are interested in pornography, the real thing is readily available, and in abundance, along several major streets, where VCD vendors tout their tasteless wares openly for passers-by.
- He is steadily getting back on his feet, his demeanour, showing that he is far from being the idle waster, and he is respected, as he respects others, and doesn't actively tout his wares.
- Hawkers tout their wares, housewives haggle and workmen of Venice's last working boat yard scrub barnacles from the bottoms of slender craft.
- Choosing what's right for you can be a difficult task, and almost all sites will tout their wares as the strongest Salvia available.
- Maybe they should have Gough out on the doorsteps as a pitchman, dodging the election canvassers to personally tout the club's wares.
- They don't tout their wares on the internet or at UK property exhibitions.
- See Arnold in a box; see Arnold hefting aluminum tea pots; see Arnold slurping noodles, touting hyper-caffeine energy drinks, flogging beer, see the depths of Arnold.
- Still hundreds of people jammed the officially sanctioned market and dozens of illegal vendors froze outside as they touted vegetables, clothes and hunks of rancid meat.
- A handful of profiteers, cashing in on this occasion to barter superstition, are ready to tout articles relating to funerals.
- We see shoeblacks and lamplighters with their tools and utensils; and milkmaids, fruit sellers and prostitutes touting their wares.
2(in horseracing)(information/tips) vender
- It is too new and too insular just yet to be touted as having surpassed the personal skill of the candidate, the mainstream media and advertising as the most effective way to reach voters, as some have argued.
- Being organised by the Apparel Export Promotion Council, in association with the Ministry of Textiles, the fair is being touted as the biggest garment fair of the Indian apparel industry.
- All three have been touted as potential suitors for the Edinburgh-based bank in the past, and may yet be able to persuade their shareholders that it is worth paying a hefty premium for whisking her away from under Halifax's nose.
- An extra inflow of US $64 billion from the developed world has been touted as the ‘reward’ for following approved policies on governance and economics.
- Already being touted as the best comic book film ever (until, that is, the next one comes along), it is probably no surprise that the studio bigwigs want to cash in on the expected rewards this flick is sure to reap in.
- As recently as 1998, having led them to an improbably high 11 th place finish, he was being touted as a long-term contender to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
- As a journalist working in the Zimbabwean tourism industry, I have watched with deepening concern as what was once touted as ‘the industry of the future’ has taken a vertical plunge.
- ‘The wars we still face’ are chronically touted as imperatives.
- In the process, they not only skewered Bath's hopes of avenging last season's Premiership final defeat but also raised question marks over a number of Bath forwards being touted as England starters.
- The number of school buildings built, or the number of students enrolled in schools, was often touted as yardsticks of the great progress made in education under the previous New Order regime.
- The new channel, said to be promoted by film producers and front-ranking artistes, is touted as an answer for video piracy, since it would hold the telecast rights for a certain period of time.
- The island republic of Madagascar, lying some 400 kilometers off the coast of east Africa, is touted as the only African country with a single language.
- Being touted as favourites is always a perilous position to be in as Portlaoise learned to their expense however the baton of favouritism for the showpiece finale has now been passed on to Stradbally.
- It says the measures would ensure the pit's viability and help create jobs for 240 miners from the Selby coalfield which is due to close later this year despite being once touted as the industry's future.
- While he didn't see much of the ball at centre half back this morning, he's been touted as a genuine AFL scholarship prospect, something all of his team-mates dream about.
- The cost of gas, which only a few years ago was being touted as a cheap and reliable source of energy, has already gone through the roof and its price is now the subject of two official investigations into market irregularities.
- Since he entered politics, the younger Lee has always been touted as a future Prime Minister, and soon he will get his chance and be able to finally step out of the massive political shadow cast by his father.
- It is being touted as a ‘Channel With a Difference’.
- The £22 million, 3.8 kilometre by-pass at High and Low Newton, has been touted as a scheme that would save many lives on the notoriously dangerous road.
- For quite some time now, the tourism sector has been touted as a key component of this country's socio-economic development with great potential to help turn things around.
persona que busca clientes(person soliciting custom)
- This is the best term to use for touts - street hawkers who approach you at every tourist stop to ask you to buy things.
- If you can handle Delhi's touts, beggars, street-chaos, noise and hard bargaining, then the rest of India will feel like a bit of a walk in the park in comparison.
- There are no street-children, no touts and no drugs.
- Almost from the moment you step off the plane, you will be accosted by touts, hawkers and rogues.
- Tangier is a beautiful city, but in addition to being the ‘gateway to Morocco’ it's also the hot spot for rough trade, touts and general sleaze in all forms, a hangover from its past as an interzone of permissiveness.
- After a bit of staggering between bars and buses, we were missing the attention of the local hasslers, and were plotting on better ways of dealing with touts and hustlers.
- There's a good Internet center (opposite the Good Morning Ho Chi Minh City restaurant), an excellent grocery and general store, and street-traders and touts in abundance.
- It is difficult for a visitor to walk down the street without attracting the relentless attention of touts and hustlers wanting to sell you something, anything - a bauble, a sob story, a woman.
- Instead of real life's morlock tobacco bootleggers and DVD touts, Pantoland has sweet Aladdie, a boy so poor he does not have a name.
- There are people everywhere: market touts, pilgrims, ascetics draped in beaded necklaces, Sikhs with full beards and curled moustaches, women in red and pink silk with all the grace of Bollywood stars.
- Having said that, the Grand Bazaar traders have realised that hard-core hustling is bad for long-term business, and so do not pester shoppers in the way that bazaar touts do in some parts of the Middle East or north Africa.
- One street trader on Friargate, who wished not to be named, said legitimate traders were being affected by the litter left by touts handing out flyers and ‘chasing’ the public with clipboards.
- Drenched with sweat like nowhere else I've ever been, regularly abandoning planned trips to local museums, we stagger around, too exhausted to even knock back all of the cyclo touts and motorbike taxis.
- The capital, Tripoli, is a pan-African city of Italianate squares and Arab souks where visitors can wander without being hassled by touts or pushy shopkeepers.
- Stop to take a photograph of the tombs themselves, the Sphinx or any other of the monuments here, and the touts will swoop down with hands outstretched and pleading expressions.
- I stopped off at Na'ama Bay, the heart of the resort, on the way, and it seemed a nice enough place, with no hassling touts to trap the unwary.
- They can meet you when you arrive in each area, which makes dealing with the inevitable scrum of touts distinctly less daunting.
- In two of the cases, the men declared that the tout had entered a public house where they were drinking, had handed them the watches as free gifts and had even treated them to beer as an extra inducement to accept the gift.
- You must get lost like everyone else in the covered bazaar and be picked up by a charming tout who will show you the Bey's bed and the view from the rooftops.
- And while the Taj is a mausoleum, moribund except for the swarms of tourists and touts, the Golden Temple pulses with the energy of a thriving living community - the spiritual and temporal centre of the Sikh faith.
2Britanico ticket toutrevendedor (de entradas) masculinorevendedora (de entradas) femenino
persona que vende información confidencial, datos, pronósticos etc(in horseracing)
- After a two-month trial, a former racetrack tout and his former accountant were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud people who invested in a racing syndicate.
- Lagging behind, he bought a $2 tip sheet from a racetrack tout, who told him for five bucks he would ‘mark all the winners.’
- They're worse than track touts, but certain ideas have crossed my mind.
- Having inflicted a 15th place Kentucky Derby finisher on Out of Left Field readers, this chastened tout will perform the public service of not tipping any horse in the Preakness.
- A share in the final winnings made the profit for the tout.
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