- v. transitive, Australia To promote a thing or idea to another person.
- Unknown, likely Germanic – compare Dutch spraak ("speech"). (Wiktionary)
“However, I will happily spruik the event to those on my flist in the vicinity?”
“I, on the other hand, am quite happy to spruik a new diet fad, (and was probably doing so) … basically cos it worked well for me.”
“I get emails from film people wanting me to spruik their product, but if they spell my name wrong I tend to send it straight into the trash bin.”
“Barely two weeks after Judd Apatow's latest directorial job, Funny People, flopped at the American box office, Apatow himself has flown into down to spruik his product to a nation of people studios think won't know any better.”
“I like these people ... once again: Ambrosini Professional Placements * spruik spruik*”
“Klein, a corporate lawyer and political apparatchik, is here to spruik the virtues of Gillard's wacky plan to publish a rating system for schools.”
“BigPond Movies has just released some research it commissioned to spruik its DVD-rental-by-mail service.”
“Now I don't spruik anything on my blog, but I want to alert you to a great cup of tea, and this from a coffee drinker.”
“We don't have impossibly cute movie starlets to spruik our case, only fat nerds in glasses and bad hair Peter Coroneos excepted... he's bald!”
“For example, suppose John engaged a bunch of independent contractors to spruik Freshblog around the internet.”
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