sell VERB (past and past part. sold) 1) hand over in exchange for money. 2) deal in (goods or property). 3) (of goods) attain sales. 4) (sell out) sell all of one's stock of something. 5) (sell up) sell all of one's property or assets. 6) persuade someone of the merits of. 7) (sell out) betray (someone) for one's own financial or material benefit. 8) (sell out) abandon one's principles for reasons of expedience.
sell short — Cf. ↑sell short
sell one's soul (to the devil) — Cf. ↑sell one's soul to the devil
DERIVATIVES sellable adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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