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"sell out" in British English

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sell out

phrasal verb with sell uk   us   /sel/ verb (sold, sold)
  • (SELL ALL)

to ​sell all of the ​supply that you have of something: We ​sold out of the T-shirts in the first ​couple of ​hours.B2 If a ​supply of something ​sells out, there is no more of that thing to ​buy: The first ​issue of the ​magazinesold out within two ​days. [passive] When a ​film, concert, etc. is ​sold out, all of the ​tickets for it have been ​sold: We couldn't get ​seats - the ​concert was ​sold out.
  • (SELL BUSINESS)

to ​sellyourbusiness or ​part of ​yourbusiness: They ​decided to ​sell out totheircompetitors.
(Definition of sell out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sell out

phrasal verb with sell uk   us   /sel/ verb (sold, sold)
[I] FINANCE to ​sell all or ​part of your ​business: sell out to sb/sth The ​business did well and he ​sold out to his ​partner for $1.7 million.
[I] COMMERCE to ​sell all of the ​supply that you have of something: sell out of sth We ​sold out of the games in a couple of ​hours.
[I] COMMERCE if a ​supply of something ​sells out, there is no more of that thing to ​buy: Online ​requestssoared by five ​times and the ​productsold out.
[I] FINANCE to ​sell some of your ​investments: sell out of sth Managers of ​smallfunds can quickly ​sell out of them at a ​profit as the ​initial burst of enthusiasm ​drives up the ​price of a new ​stock.
[T, usually passive] when a film or a show is ​sold out, all of the ​tickets for it have been ​sold: The concert was ​sold out.

sell-outnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​product that is no ​longeravailable, because all those that were ​available have been ​sold: The last ​batch of cakes was a sell-out.
an ​event for which ​tickets are no ​longeravailable, because they have all been ​sold: The ​conference is a sell-out, with all ​exhibitorstands taken.
(Definition of sell out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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