[ sprook ]
/ spruk /
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verb (used without object) Australian Slang.
to make or give a speech, especially extensively or elaborately; spiel; orate.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of spruik
First recorded in 1915–20; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM spruikspruiker, noun
Words nearby spruik
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British Dictionary definitions for spruik
/ (ˈspruːɪk) /
(intr) Australian archaic, slang to speak in public (used esp of a showman or salesman)
Derived forms of spruikspruiker, noun
Word Origin for spruik
C20: of unknown origin
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