Macmillan DIC: [Definition] to try to persuade someone to do or buy something, often in a dishonest or exaggerated way;
[1.] a time when travelling salesmen spruiked their wares in the town square
[2.] Going “gift-free” has been spruiked in the pages of the Oprah magazine and advocated by Mennonite Christians as a way to rediscover the reason for the season.
Oxford DIC: Australian, informal
1. Speak in public, especially to advertise a show.
[Ex.] men who spruik outside striptease joints
1.1. Promote or publicize [Ex.]
the company forked out $15 million to spruik its digital revolution
[Beispiele aus Oxford DIC]
To give credibility to their new products, they use scientists, doctors and people from the legal professions to spruik for them.
Your sports editor, Mr Fitzgerald, spruiks about AFL record crowds this year.
Former Age editor and prominent spin doctor Mike Smith has been spruiking for Steve Vizard for about ten years.
And immediately after I'd started speaking, my opponent arranged for the local motorbike club to get their bikes and go racing up and down outside the corner where I was trying hard to spruik.
Stan took his message and his t-shirts and went spruiking throughout Sydney's marginal seats, including Parramatta's main shopping mall.
Speaking at the annual Festival of Science in Dublin, he urged scientists not to spruik for public support by overselling the potential of stem cell research.
In Naming the minority, a new group, Australians Against Racism, spruiked for donations to fund television advertisements on refugees and received a big response.
His ability to spruik, launch damage control campaigns, and deny screw ups for the conservatives is truly astounding.
Merriam Webster DIC: nicht belegt
Abgeleitetes Nomen: spruiker
Pons Englisch > Deutsch: spruiker [Aus] [fam] jd, der in aufdringlicher Weise Waren anpreist / Kunden anlockt
Beispiel aus einem Roman: "The whole market was closing. Spruikers were shouting out bargains, trying to offload their last tomatoes and cabbages." (Quelle: Garry Disher, Wyatt, Melbourne, 2010, p. 40)