sell [sel]
sold, selling [ME sellen < OE sellan, to give, offer, akin to Goth saljan, to offer (sacrifice): caus. formation in sense “to cause to take” < IE base * sel-, to take, grasp > SALE, Gr helein, to take]
1. to give up, deliver, or exchange (property, goods, services, etc.) for money or its equivalent
a) to have or offer regularly for sale; deal in [a store that sells hardware, to sell real estate]
b) to make or try to make sales in or to [to sell chain stores]
a) to give up or deliver (a person) to his or her enemies or into slavery, bondage, etc.
b) to be a traitor to; betray (a country, cause, etc.)
4. to give up or dispose of (one's honor, one's vote, etc.) for profit or a dishonorable purpose
5. to bring about, help in, or promote, the sale of [television sells many products ]
6. Informal
a) to establish faith, confidence, or belief in [to sell oneself to the public]
b) to persuade (someone) of the value of something; convince: with on [sell him on the idea]
7. Slang to cheat or dupe
1. to exchange property, goods, or services for money, etc.
2. to work or act as a salesman or salesclerk
3. to be sold; attract buyers: often used with reference to the rate of sale [to sell well, poorly, etc.]
4. to be sold (for or at) [belts selling for six dollars]
5. Informal to be accepted, approved, etc. [a scheme that won't sell]
1. Slang a trick or hoax
2. selling or salesmanship: cf. HARD SELL, SOFT SELL
sell off
to get rid of by selling, esp. at low prices
sell oneself
1. to exchange one's services for a price, esp. for a dishonorable purpose, as for prostitution
2. Informal to convince another of one's worth
sell out
1. to get rid of completely by selling
2. Informal to betray (one's associates, cause, country, etc.)
3. Informal to give up or be unfaithful to one's artistic aspirations or moral principles so as to achieve success, financial gain, etc.
☆ sell short
1. to sell securities, etc. not yet owned: see SHORT SALE
2. to value at less than its worth; underestimate
sell up Brit.
to sell all of (the land or household goods) of (a debtor) so as to satisfy his or her debts
SYN.- SELL implies a transferring of the ownership of something to another for money [to sell books, a house, etc. ]; BARTER implies an exchange of goods or services without using money [to barter food for clothes ]; TRADE, in transitive use, also implies the exchange of articles [let's trade neckties ], and, intransitively, implies the carrying on of a business in which one buys and sells a specified commodity [to trade in wheat ]; AUCTION implies the public sale of items one by one, each going to the highest of the competing bidders [to auction off unclaimed property ]; VEND applies especially to the selling of small articles, as by peddling, slot machine, etc. [vending machines ] -ANT. BUY

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