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British English: /sɛl/
American English: /sɛl/

Translation of sell in Arabic:

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

  • 1
    (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (insurance, a house, washing machine)
    to sell something at or for $25
    باعَ شَيْئاً ب \ مُقابلَ 25 دولار
    to sell something at a loss to sell something to somebodyto sell somebody something
    باعَ شَيْئاً لِشَخْصٍ
    his latest novel has sold a million copies
    باعَتْ رِوايَتُهُ الأَخيرةُ مِلْيون نُسْخةٍ
  • 2
    (to promote) (Form II), (Form II) (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) (stem vowel = i) (Form I) (one's integrity, reputation, country)

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

  • 1
    (traders, staff) (stem vowel = i) (Form 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] (in interviews)to sell oneself
    سَوَّقَ نَفْسَهُ


to be sold on an idea/plan

اسْتَهْوَتْهُ فِكْرةٌ \ خُطّةٌ

Phrasal verbs

sell off

sell [something] off, sell off [something]
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
(to liquidate stocks)
باعَ حِصَّتَهُ
[informal] (to betray one's principles)
خانَ مَبادِئَهُ
sell [something] out, sell out [something]
باعَ كُلُّ تَذاكِرِ [شَيْءٍ]
the concert is sold out
بيعَتْ كُلُّ تَذاكِرِ الحَفْلِ

sell up

صَفّى \ باعَ كُلَّ مُمْتَلَكاتِهِ
sell up [something]

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