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sell /sɛl/ vb (sells, selling, sold)
  1. to dispose of or transfer or be disposed of or transferred to a purchaser in exchange for money or other consideration; put or be on sale
  2. to deal in (objects, property, etc): he sells used cars for a living
  3. (transitive) to give up or surrender for a price or reward: to sell one's honour
  4. to promote or facilitate the sale of (objects, property, etc): publicity sells many products
  5. to induce or gain acceptance of: to sell an idea
  6. (intransitive) to be in demand on the market: these dresses sell well in the spring
  7. (transitive) informal to deceive or cheat
  8. sell down the riverinformal to betray
  9. sell oneselfto convince someone else of one's potential or worth
  10. to give up one's moral or spiritual standards, etc
  11. sell shortinformal to disparage or belittle
  12. to sell securities or goods without owning them in anticipation of buying them before delivery at a lower price
  1. the act or an instance of selling
  2. informal a trick, hoax, or deception

See also sell in, sell off, sell out, sell upEtymology: Old English sellan to lend, deliver; related to Old Norse selja to sell, Gothic saljan to offer sacrifice, Old High German sellen to sell, Latin cōnsilium advice

ˈsellable adj

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