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sell

Pronunciation: /sɛl/

Translation of sell in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول sold)

  • 1 باعَ (I) (stem vowel = i) [insurance] [a house] [washing machine] to sell sth at or for $25 باعَ شَيْئاً ب \ مُقابلَ 25 دولار to sell sth at a loss باعَ شَيْئاً بِخَسارةٍ to sell sth to sbto sell sb sth باعَ شَيْئاً لِشَخْصٍ his latest novel has sold a million copies باعَتْ رِوايَتُهُ الأَخيرةُ مِلْيون نُسْخةٍ
  • 2 (to promote) سَوَّقَ (II), رَوَّجَ (II) (+ ل) [a product] [book] [newspaper] her name will help to sell the film سَيُساعِدُ اسْمُها في تَسْويقِ الفيلْم the party failed to sell its policies to the electorate ‫‫فَشِلَ الحِزْبُ في تَسْويقِ سِياساتِهِ للناخِبينَ ‬‬
  • 3 (to surrender) باعَ (stem vowel = i) (I) [one's integrity] [reputation] [country]

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول sold)

  • 1 [traders] [staff] باعَ (stem vowel = i) (I) we have to sell to survive عَلَيْنا أنْ نَبيعَ من أَجْلِ الاسْتِمْرارِ ‘sell by June 27th’ ’صالِح للبَيْعِ حتّى 27 يونْيو‘
  • 2 [goods] [houses] [books] وَجَدَ إقْبالاً the new model isn't selling well النَموذَجُ الجَديدُ لا يَجِدُ إقْبالاً كَبيراً they are selling at a loss/a profit تُباعُ بِخَسارةٍ \ بِرِبْحٍ

reflexive verb/فعل انعكاسي (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول sold)

  • 1 (to prostitute oneself)to sell oneself باعَ جَسَدَهُ
  • 2 [informal/غير رسمي] (in interviews)to sell oneself سَوَّقَ نَفْسَهُ

Idioms

to be sold on an idea/plan

[informal/غير رسمي], اسْتَهْوَتْهُ فِكْرةٌ \ خُطّةٌ

Phrasal verbs

sell off

sell [sth] offsell off [sth] باعَ [شَيْئاً] بِثَمَنٍ بَخْسٍ \ زَهيدٍ [goods] [land] [furniture]

sell out

[tickets] [newspapers] بيعَ كُلُّهُ \ عن آخِرِهِ the small bottles have sold out بيعَتْ كُلُّ الزُجاجاتِ الصَغيرةِ sorry, we've sold out آسِفٌ، لَقَدْ نَفَدَتْ كُلُّ الكَمّيّةِ 1.1 (to liquidate stocks) باعَ حِصَّتَهُ 1.2 [informal/غير رسمي], (to betray one's principles) خانَ مَبادِئَهُ
sell [sth] outsell out [sth] باعَ كُلُّ تَذاكِرِ [شَيْءٍ] the concert is sold out بيعَتْ كُلُّ تَذاكِرِ الحَفْلِ

sell up

صَفّى \ باعَ كُلَّ مُمْتَلَكاتِهِ

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