Definition of sug in English:

sug

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Pronunciation: /sʌg
 
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verb (sugs, sugging, sugged)

[no object] informal
  • Sell or attempt to sell a product under the guise of conducting market research: a market researcher claims the firm is sugging
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    • This practice, along with continued ‘sugging’ and ‘frugging,’ accelerates the tend, as Democratic pollster Mark Melman observed in a 1996 interview with John Nielson broadcast on National Public Radio's ‘All Things Considered.’
    • I was a victim of sugging the other day when a foreign call centre gave me every impression it was conducting market research about attitudes to tax.
    • It's not just unethical practices like "push-polling" and "sugging" that influence survey respondents.

Origin

1980s: acronym from sell under the guise.

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