Definition of SELL

noun : SELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell" ;

verb : SELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes" ;

  • 3. (

    ) persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers" ;

  • 4. (

    ) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" ;

  • 5. (

    ) give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career" ;

  • 6. (

    ) be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles" ;

  • 7. (

    ) be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products" ;

  • 8. (

    ) deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country" ;


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