tub-thump
verb see tub-thumper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tub-thump — (tŭbʹthŭmp ) intr.v. Slang tub ·thumped, tub ·thump·ing, tub ·thumps To argue for or promote something vigorously: “is tub thumping for a six month limit on the legislative session” (David Nyhan).   tubʹ thump er n. * * * …   Universalium

  • tub-thump — tubˈ thump intransitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑tub …   Useful english dictionary

  • tub-thump — v. noisily and emphatically promote something (often referring to the way an orator or speech giver uses rhetoric in an official or formal speech) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tub-thump|ing — tub thumping, Informal. 1. loud and emotional oratory; declamatory speaking. 2. U.S. Informal. sensational advertising or publicity; ballyhoo: »Each year, to the accompaniment of much tub thumping, they pour out a stream of new models designed to …   Useful english dictionary

  • tub thumping — tub thumping, Informal. 1. loud and emotional oratory; declamatory speaking. 2. U.S. Informal. sensational advertising or publicity; ballyhoo: »Each year, to the accompaniment of much tub thumping, they pour out a stream of new models designed to …   Useful english dictionary

  • tub-thumper — noun Date: 1662 a vociferous supporter (as of a cause) • tub thump verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demagogue — Synonyms and related words: agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, catalyst, debate, debater, declaim, declaimer, elocute, exciter, firebrand, fomenter, harangue, haranguer, hold forth, hothead, incendiary, inciter, inflamer, instigator, jawsmith …   Moby Thesaurus

  • debate — Synonyms and related words: Kilkenny cats, address, after dinner speech, agitate, air, airing, allocution, altercation, analysis, analyze, application, argue, argument, argumentation, back down, balance, be abstracted, bickering, brood, buzz… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • declaim — Synonyms and related words: blare, blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about, celebrate, chatter, converse, cry, cry out, debate, demagogue, elocute, gab, grimace, ham, ham it up, harangue, herald, herald abroad, hold forth, mouth,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • harangue — Synonyms and related words: address, after dinner speech, allocution, assignment, chalk talk, debate, declaim, declamation, demagogue, diatribe, discourse, disquisition, elocute, eulogy, exercise, exhortation, explain, exposit, exposition,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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