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sell

 (sĕl)
v. sold (sōld), sell·ing, sells
v.tr.
1. To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent: We sold our old car for a modest sum.
2. To offer or have available for sale: The store sells health foods.
3. To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward: sell one's soul to the devil.
4. To be purchased in (a certain quantity); achieve sales of: a book that sold a million copies.
5.
a. To bring about or encourage sales of; promote: Good publicity sold the product.
b. To cause to be accepted; advocate successfully: We sold the proposal to the school committee.
6. To persuade (another) to recognize the worth or desirability of something: They sold me on the idea.
v.intr.
1. To exchange ownership for money or its equivalent; engage in selling: Are any of the fruit vendors still selling?
2. To be sold or be on sale: Grapes are selling high this season.
3. To attract prospective buyers; be popular on the market: an item that doesn't sell.
4. To be approved of; gain acceptance: an idea that just wouldn't sell.
n.
1. An act or instance of selling: ordered a sell of his shares in the company.
2. Something that sells or gains acceptance in a particular way: Their program to raise taxes will be a difficult sell.
3. Slang A deception; a hoax.
Phrasal Verbs:
sell off
To get rid of by selling, often at reduced prices.
sell out
1. To sell all of a supply of something: We have sold out of that model.
2. To cause (someone) to have sold an entire supply of something: The bakery is sold out of those pastries.
3. To be entirely sold: Her new novel has sold out.
4. Slang To betray one's principles or colleagues: He sold out to the other side.
sell through
To be purchased as a retail item by a customer: The clothes are in the store, but they aren't selling through.
Idioms:
sell a bill of goods Informal
To take unfair advantage of.
sell down the river Informal
To betray the trust or faith of.
sell short
1. To contract for the sale of securities or commodities one expects to own at a later date and at more advantageous terms.
2. To underestimate the true value or worth of: Don't sell your colleague short; she's a smart lawyer.

[Middle English sellen, from Old English sellan, to give, sell.]

sell′a·ble adj.

sell out

vb (adverb)
1. (Commerce) to dispose of (supplies of something) completely by selling. Also (chiefly Brit): sell up
2. (tr) informal to betray, esp through a secret agreement
3. (intr) informal to abandon one's principles, standards, etc
n
4. (Commerce) informal
a. a performance for which all tickets are sold
b. (as modifier): a sell-out show.
5. (as modifier): a sell-out show.
6. (Commerce) a commercial success
7. informal a betrayal
8. informal a person who betrays their principles, standards, friends, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sell out - get rid of all one's merchandise
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
chuck out, discard, cast aside, cast away, throw away, toss away, toss out, put away, throw out, cast out, dispose, fling, toss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
2.sell out - give information that compromises others
shit, tell on, snitch, stag, shop, denounce, give away, betray, grass, rat - give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

sell

verb
1. To offer for sale:
2. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way.Also used with on:
phrasal verb
sell for
1. To achieve (a certain price):
2. To require a specified price:
phrasal verb
sell off
To get rid of completely by selling, especially in quantity or at a discount:
phrasal verb
sell out
1. To get rid of completely by selling, especially in quantity or at a discount:
2. Slang. To be treacherous to:
Slang: rat (on).
Idiom: sell down the river .
noun
Translations
يُباعيبيعُ كُل ما لَدَيْهِ، يُنَفِّق
vyprodatvyprodat se
blive udsolgtrealiseresælge ud
myydä loppuun
rasprodati
mindent elad
klárastselja allt upp; losa sig viî
売り尽くす
다 팔아버리다
vypredať sa
sälja slut
ขายหมด
hepsini satmakhepsi satılmak
bán hết

w>sell out

vt sep
(= sell entire stock of)ausverkaufen; sorry, sold outwir sind leider ausverkauft; we’re sold out of ice cream/size 10wir haben kein Eis/keine Größe 10 mehr, das Eis/Größe 10 ist ausverkauft
share, interestverkaufen, abgeben
(inf: = betray) → verraten (→ to an +acc)
vi
(= sell entire stock)alles verkaufen or absetzen; this book/we sold out in two daysdas Buch war/wir waren in zwei Tagen ausverkauft
(in business) → sein Geschäft/seine Firma/seinen Anteil etc verkaufen or abstoßen
(inf: = betray) the union leader sold out to the bossesder Gewerkschaftsführer verkaufte die Arbeiter an die Bosse (inf); he sold out to the right wing/the enemyer hat sich an den rechten Flügel/den Feind verkauft

sell

(sel) past tense, past participle sold (sould) verb
1. to give something in exchange for money. He sold her a car; I've got some books to sell.
2. to have for sale. The farmer sells milk and eggs.
3. to be sold. His book sold well.
4. to cause to be sold. Packaging sells a product.
ˌsell-out noun
1. an event, especially a concert, for which all the tickets are sold. His concert was a sell-out.
2. a betrayal. The gang realized it was a sell-out and tried to escape.
be sold on
to be enthusiastic about. I'm sold on the idea of a holiday in Canada.
be sold out
1. to be no longer available. The second-hand records are all sold out; The concert is sold out.
2. to have no more available to be bought. We are sold out of children's socks.
sell down the river
to betray. The gang was sold down the river by one of its associates.
sell off
to sell quickly and cheaply. They're selling off their old stock.
sell out
1. (sometimes with of) to sell all of something. We sold out our entire stock.
2. to be all sold. The second-hand records sold out within minutes of the sale starting.
sell up
to sell a house, business etc. He has sold up his share of the business.

sell out

يَبْيعُ التَاجِرُ كُلُّ ما عنده من السَلْعَة vyprodat sælge ud ausverkaufen ξεπουλώ agotar myydä loppuun épuiser rasprodati vendere fino ad esaurimento 売り尽くす 다 팔아버리다 de hele voorraad verkopen selge ut wyprzedać esgotar, vender tudo распродавать sälja slut ขายหมด hepsini satmak bán hết 卖光
References in classic literature ?
It was not fair to ask him to sell out when everything was at its worst, and the little he had he felt that his duty to himself made it necessary for him to keep in case of illness.
Then sell out -- sell out, marquis, or you will lose it all.
That the power of attorney, authorising the bankers to sell out the stock, and the various written orders telling them what amounts to sell out, were formally signed by both the Trustees.