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sell British & World English

Give or hand over (something) in exchange for money

sell English Thesaurus

they are trying to sell their house

sell-in British & World English

The sale of goods to retail traders prior to public retailing

hard sell British & World English

A policy or technique of aggressive salesmanship or advertising

mis-sell British & World English

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

pre-sell British & World English

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

sell-off British & World English

A sale of assets, typically at a low price, carried out in order to dispose of them

sell-out British & World English

An event for which all tickets are sold

soft sell British & World English

A method of salesmanship or advertising that uses subtle persuasion

cross-sell British & World English

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

sell short British & World English

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

sell-through British & World English

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

sell-by date British & World English

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

sell one's soul British & World English

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

Cotman, John Sell British & World English

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

sell off the farm British & World English

Sell the capital assets of a country to foreign interests

sell someone a pup British & World English

Swindle someone by selling them something worthless

sell like hot cakes British & World English

Be sold quickly and in large quantities

sell someone a dummy British & World English

(Chiefly in rugby and soccer) deceive an opponent by feigning a pass or kick

sell the family silver British & World English

Part with a valuable resource for immediate advantage

sell the family jewels British & World English

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

sell someone/thing short British & World English

Fail to recognize or state the true value of

sell someone down the river British & World English

Betray someone, especially so as to benefit oneself

sell someone a bill of goods British & World English

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

outsell British & World English

Sell or be sold in greater quantities than

resell British & World English

Sell (something one has bought) to someone else

upsell British & World English

Persuade a customer to buy something additional or more expensive

sell something for a mess of pottage British & World English

Sell something for a ridiculously small amount

oversell British & World English

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

selldown British & World English

The widespread selling of shares, resulting in falling prices

soft-sell in soft sell British & World English

Sell (something) by using such a method

undersell British & World English

Sell something at a lower price than (a competitor)

sell out in sell English Thesaurus

the garage had sold out of petrol

sell short in short British & World English

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

sell one's soul to the devil in sell British & World English

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

sell someone out in sell English Thesaurus

you sold me out to the cops, didn't you?

sell off the farm in farm British & World English

Sell the capital assets of a country to foreign interests

sell someone a pup in pup British & World English

Swindle someone by selling them something worthless

sell someone short in sell English Thesaurus

she is always selling herself short

sell like hot cakes in cake British & World English

Be sold quickly and in large quantities

sell someone a dummy in dummy British & World English

(Chiefly in rugby and soccer) deceive an opponent by feigning a pass or kick

sell or sell off the family silver in family British & World English

Part with a valuable resource for immediate advantage

sell or sell off the family jewels in family jewels British & World English

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

sell someone/thing short in short British & World English

Fail to recognize or state the true value of


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