Associations to the word «Sell»

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SELL, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.
SELL, verb. (ergative) To be sold.
SELL, verb. To promote a particular viewpoint.
SELL, verb. (slang) To trick, cheat, or manipulate someone.
SELL, verb. (professional wrestling) (slang) To pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.
SELL, noun. An act of selling.
SELL, noun. An easy task.
SELL, noun. (colloquial) (dated) An imposition, a cheat; a hoax.
SELL, noun. (obsolete) A seat or stool.
SELL, noun. (archaic) A saddle.
SELL BARGAINS, verb. (obsolete) To make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees.
SELL DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (British) (business) To become less by being sold.
SELL DOWN, verb. (transitive) (British) (business) To reduce by selling.
SELL DOWN THE RIVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To betray, especially in a manner which causes serious difficulty for the one betrayed.
SELL ICE TO ESKIMOS, verb. (idiomatic) To persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.
SELL LIKE HOT CAKES, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To sell quickly.
SELL OFF, verb. (transitive) To sell at low cost, in order to sell it quickly.
SELL ON, verb. (transitive) to resell.
SELL ONE'S BIRTHRIGHT FOR A MESS OF POTTAGE, verb. To make an unfavorable exchange, especially of something of great, but deferred value for something of very low, but immediate value.
SELL ONE'S BODY, verb. (idiomatic) To work as a prostitute.
SELL ONE'S SOUL, verb. (idiomatic) To abandon one's spiritual values or moral principles for wealth or other benefits.
SELL ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemism) To work as a prostitute.
SELL OUT, verb. To sell all of a product that is in stock.
SELL OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To abandon or betray one's supporters or principles to seek profit or other personal advantage.
SELL PAST THE CLOSE, verb. To continue trying to convince a customer of the benefits of making a purchase after the customer has already decided to make that purchase; to oversell.
SELL SHORT, verb. (transitive) (finance) To engage in the process of short selling (selling a stock one does not own on the premise of the stock's price going down).
SELL SHORT, verb. Alternative form of sell oneself short
SELL SOMEONE A BILL OF GOODS, verb. (idiomatic) To deceive or cheat someone.
SELL SOMEONE A PUP, verb. (UK) To sell something of little worth, pretending that it is something else of greater value.
SELL SOMETHING SHORT, verb. To sell something, as financial instruments, that one does not own, but must borrow, with the hope that one could buy them back to make good on the loan later.
SELL SOMETHING SHORT, verb. To underestimate the value of something.
SELL UP, verb. (intransitive) To sell one's business
SELL UP, verb. (transitive) To sell all (of the assets of a company), in order to reduce its debts
SELL WOLF TICKETS, verb. (AAVE) To make threats or boasts, especially if empty and/or if made to intimidate someone.
SELL WOOF TICKETS, verb. Alternative form of sell wolf tickets

Dictionary definition

SELL, noun. The activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell".
SELL, verb. Exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit".
SELL, verb. Be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes".
SELL, verb. Persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers".
SELL, verb. Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes".
SELL, verb. Give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career".
SELL, verb. Be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles".
SELL, verb. Be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products".
SELL, verb. Deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country".

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