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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To mention casually the names of illustrious or famous people in order to imply that one is on familiar terms with them, intended as a means of self-promotion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To casually mention a well-known or illustrious person or the titles of their works, often implying familiarity or association, especially in order to impress others, increase one's status, or to appear knowledgeable or fashionable.

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