Also found in: Financial.
Related to presell: presale
tr.v. pre·sold (-sōld′), pre·sell·ing, pre·sells
1. To sell (a house, for example) in advance of construction.
2. To promote (a product not yet on the market) by means of advertising.
3. To condition (a potential customer) in advance for later purchase of a product.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
vb (tr) , -sells, -selling or -sold
1. (Commerce) to promote (a product, entertainment, etc) with publicity in advance of its appearance
2. (Marketing) to prepare (the public) for a product, entertainment, etc, with advance publicity
3. (Commerce) to agree a sale of (a product) before it is available
4. (Journalism & Publishing) to sell (a book) before its publication date
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Past participle: presold
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011