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Shill vs. Schill

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Shillnoun

A person paid to endorse a product favourably, while pretending to be impartial.

Schill

Schill is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: a nickname for Curt Schilling (b.

Shillnoun

An accomplice at a confidence trick during an auction or gambling game.

Shillnoun

(gambling) A house player in a casino.

Shillverb

(pejorative) To promote or endorse in return for payment, especially dishonestly.

Shillverb

To put under cover; to sheal.

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Shillverb

To shell.

Shillverb

To shell.

Shillverb

To put under cover; to sheal.

Shillnoun

a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others

Shillverb

act as a shill;

‘The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up’;

Shillnoun

an accomplice of a confidence trickster or swindler who poses as a genuine customer to entice or encourage others

‘I used to be a shill in a Reno gambling club’; ‘the agency is a shill for the nuclear power industry’;

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Shillnoun

a person who pretends to give an impartial endorsement of something in which they themselves have an interest

‘a megamillionaire who makes more money as a shill for corporate products than he does for playing basketball’;

Shillverb

act or work as a shill

‘your husband in the crowd could shill for you’;

Shill

A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with said person or organization. Shills can carry out their operations in the areas of media, journalism, marketing, politics, sports, confidence games, or other business areas.

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