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verb [I/T]  us   /sel/ (past tense and past participle sold  /soʊld/ )

sell verb [I/T] (EXCHANGE FOR MONEY)

to give a thing or perform a service in exchange for money: [T] The children sold lemonade. [I] These baskets sell well (= people buy a lot of them).

sell verb [I/T] (PERSUADE)

to persuade someone to accept an idea or plan, or to cause something to be accepted: [T] That is a plan we can easily sell to the school board.
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