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verb [intransitive/transitive] Australian informal spruik pronunciation in British English /spruːk/
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I/you/we/theyspruik
he/she/itspruiks
present participlespruiking
past tensespruiked
past participlespruiked
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  1. 1
    to try to persuade someone to buy something or enter a place
    a time when travelling salesmen spruiked their wares in the town square
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    (Australian English) to try to persuade someone to do or buy something, often in a dishonest or exaggerated way
    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.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/12/2013 11:51:00

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spruiker

noun [countable]
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pluralspruikers
Use a spruiker to draw in the crowds.

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