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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

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 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

sell out in sell British & World English

Sell all of one’s stock of something

sell up in sell British & World English

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

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 someone a pup British & World English

Swindle someone by selling them something worthless

sell oneself in sell British & World English

Have sex in exchange for money

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 through in sell British & World English

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

sell someone out in sell British & World English

Betray someone for one’s own benefit

sell someone on in sell British & World English

Cause someone to become enthusiastic about

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

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

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

soft pedal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)


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