They peddled fruits and vegetables out of their truck on the side of the road.
He peddled his idea for a new movie to every executive in Hollywood.
The mayor's aides tried to peddle his innocence to reporters.
Recent Examples on the WebFederal prosecutors have accused Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian, of illegally using the senator’s position as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to peddle influence with donors and benefit the Egyptian government in exchange for cash, gold bars, and other valuables.—Emily Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 2 Nov. 2023 The 2009 family fantasy features Perry as a middle-aged man, Mike O’Donnell, a former high school basketball star who peddles erectile dysfunction pills as an adult and longs to return to his teen glory days.—Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Day after day, followers — some with concern, others with vitriol — accuse her of peddling high-fat, high-calorie food while never eating it herself.—Julia Moskin, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Tate, for example, with most of his mainstream channels suspended, has a semi-exclusive presence there, and the same is true for conspiracist accounts like the X22 Report, which became a top performer on the site after getting booted from YouTube for peddling QAnon content.—Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 Federal prosecutors have accused Menendez and his wife, Nadine, of illegally using the senator’s position as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to peddle influence with donors and benefit the Egyptian government in exchange for cash, gold bars, and other valuables.—Emily Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 25 Sep. 2023 House Speaker Kevin McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry into Biden on Tuesday, after months of the GOP insisting that the president and his son Hunter Biden are guilty of corruption and influence peddling overseas.—Tori Otten, The New Republic, 13 Sep. 2023 Patrick Leary, a laborer who had served in the Union Army after emigrating from County Kerry, Ireland, and his wife, Catherine, who kept a dairy barn and cows and peddled the milk, had five children, between the ages of one and fifteen.—Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 Turner kids, as young as 14, allegedly picked up the drugs from Luis Navarrete and Magaly Mejia Cano and peddled them to classmates at Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD schools: Turner High and Dewitt Perry and Dan F. Long middle schools.—Maggie Prosser, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 See More
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back-formation from peddler, from Middle English pedlere, alteration of pedder peddler