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sale

noun (SELL)    /seɪl/
B2 [C or U] an act of exchanging something for money : The sale of cigarettes / alcohol is forbidden . The building company get commission on each house sale. I haven't made a sale all morning . They'll drop the price rather than lose the sale.Selling for sale A2 available to buy : Is this painting for sale? Our neighbours put their house up for sale (= started to advertise that they want to sell it) last week .Selling sales [U, + sing/pl verb] the department of a company that organizes and does the selling of the company's products or services : He works in Sales. the sales department / manager People who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs sales [plural] B2 the number of products sold : Sales this year exceeded the total for the two previous years . → See also telesalesSelling [C] an occasion when things are sold , especially by an organization such as a school or church , in order to make money for the organization : a charity / Christmas / book saleShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general [C] an auction (= public sale): a sale of antique furniture a cattle saleShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general on sale B1 UK available to buy in a shop : On sale at record stores now.Selling sale or return a system by which goods are supplied to shops and can be returned if they are not sold within a particular period of time : We can supply goods on a sale or return basis .Selling
(Definition of sale noun (SELL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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