oversell


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o·ver·sell

 (ō′vər-sĕl′)
tr.v. o·ver·sold (-sōld′), o·ver·sell·ing, o·ver·sells
1. To contract to sell more of (a stock or commodity) than can be delivered.
2. To be too eager or insistent in attempting to sell something to.
3. To present with excessive or unwarranted enthusiasm; overpraise.

o′ver·sell′ n.

oversell

(ˌəʊvəˈsɛl)
vb, -sells, -selling or -sold
1. (Commerce) (tr) to sell more of (a commodity) than can be supplied
2. (Commerce) to use excessively aggressive methods in selling (commodities)
3. (tr) to exaggerate the merits of

o•ver•sell

(ˌoʊ vərˈsɛl)

v.t. -sold, -sell•ing.
1. to sell more of than can be delivered.
2. to sell too aggressively to.
3. to emphasize the good points of excessively; praise too highly.
[1570–80]

oversell


Past participle: oversold
Gerund: overselling

Imperative
oversell
oversell
Present
I oversell
you oversell
he/she/it oversells
we oversell
you oversell
they oversell
Preterite
I oversold
you oversold
he/she/it oversold
we oversold
you oversold
they oversold
Present Continuous
I am overselling
you are overselling
he/she/it is overselling
we are overselling
you are overselling
they are overselling
Present Perfect
I have oversold
you have oversold
he/she/it has oversold
we have oversold
you have oversold
they have oversold
Past Continuous
I was overselling
you were overselling
he/she/it was overselling
we were overselling
you were overselling
they were overselling
Past Perfect
I had oversold
you had oversold
he/she/it had oversold
we had oversold
you had oversold
they had oversold
Future
I will oversell
you will oversell
he/she/it will oversell
we will oversell
you will oversell
they will oversell
Future Perfect
I will have oversold
you will have oversold
he/she/it will have oversold
we will have oversold
you will have oversold
they will have oversold
Future Continuous
I will be overselling
you will be overselling
he/she/it will be overselling
we will be overselling
you will be overselling
they will be overselling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overselling
you have been overselling
he/she/it has been overselling
we have been overselling
you have been overselling
they have been overselling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overselling
you will have been overselling
he/she/it will have been overselling
we will have been overselling
you will have been overselling
they will have been overselling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overselling
you had been overselling
he/she/it had been overselling
we had been overselling
you had been overselling
they had been overselling
Conditional
I would oversell
you would oversell
he/she/it would oversell
we would oversell
you would oversell
they would oversell
Past Conditional
I would have oversold
you would have oversold
he/she/it would have oversold
we would have oversold
you would have oversold
they would have oversold
Translations

oversell

[ˌəʊvəˈsel] (oversold (pt, pp)) VT [+ product] → hacer una propaganda excesiva a favor de (fig) → alabar en exceso

oversell

[ˌəʊvərˈsɛl] vt (= exaggerate the value of) [+ person, thing] → trop mettre en valeur, surestimer
to be oversold (= accorded too much value) → être surfait

oversell

[ˌəʊvəˈsɛl] vt (praise excessively) → dare eccessivo valore a
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