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sell US English

Give or hand over (something) in exchange for money

sell US Thesaurus

they are selling their house

sell-in US English

The sale of goods to retail traders prior to public retailing

hard sell US English

A policy or technique of aggressive salesmanship or advertising

mis-sell US English

Sell (something) to a customer on the basis of misleading advice

pre-sell US English

Promote or market (a product) before it is officially launched

sell-off US English

A sale of assets, typically at a low price, carried out in order to dispose of them rather than as normal trade

soft sell US English

A method of salesmanship or advertising that uses subtle persuasion

sell-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

sell-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

cross-sell US English

Sell (a different product or service) to an existing customer

sell short US English

Sell stock or other securities or commodities that one does not own at the time, in the hope of buying at a lower price before the delivery time

sell-through US English

The ratio of the quantity of goods sold by a retail outlet to the quantity distributed to it wholesale

sell-by date US English

A date marked on a perishable product indicating the recommended time by which it should be sold

sell one's soul US English

Do or be willing to do anything, no matter how wrong it is, in order to achieve one’s objective

sell for/at in sell US English

Be available for sale at (a specified price)

sell out in sell US English

Sell all of one’s stock of something

sell up in sell US English

Sell all of one’s property, possessions, or assets

Cotman, John Sell US English

(1782–1842), English watercolourist and landscape painter, regarded as one of the leading figures of the Norwich School

sell like hotcakes US English

Be sold quickly and in large quantities

sell someone a pup US English

Swindle someone (or be swindled), especially by selling (or buying) something worthless

sell oneself in sell US English

Have sex in exchange for money

sell through in sell US English

(Of a product) be purchased by a customer from a retail outlet

sell someone out in sell US English

Betray someone for one’s own financial or material benefit

sell the family jewels US English

Part with or sell valuable or precious resources for the sake of immediate profit or advantage

sell someone/something short US English

Fail to recognize or state the true value of

sell someone down the river US English

Betray someone, especially so as to benefit oneself

sell someone a bill of goods US English

Deceive someone, usually by persuading them to accept something untrue or undesirable

sell short in short US English

Sell stock or other securities or commodities that one does not own at the time, in the hope of buying at a lower price before the delivery time

outsell US English

Sell or be sold in greater quantities than

resell US English

Sell (something one has bought) to someone else

sellout US English

The selling of an entire stock of something, especially tickets for an entertainment or sports event

upsell US English

Persuade a customer to buy something additional or more expensive

sell something for a mess of pottage US English

Sell something for a ridiculously small amount

oversell US English

Sell more of (something) than exists or can be delivered

selldown US English

Widespread selling of futures, securities, or commodities, triggered by or resulting in falling prices

soft pedal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

sell someone/something short in sell US English

Fail to recognize or state the true value of

sell one's soul in sell US English

Do or be willing to do anything, no matter how wrong it is, in order to achieve one’s objective

undersell US English

Sell something at a lower price than (a competitor)

sell out in sell US Thesaurus

we have sold out of chocolate


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