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addaword.gifdefinition of spruik

verb
(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
Definition of spruik from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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