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sell out (something)

phrasal verb with sell  us   /sel/ verb [I/T] (past tense and past participle sold  /soʊld/ )
  • (EXCHANGE ALL)

to get ​rid of all of an ​item in ​exchange for ​money: We sold out (of) the T-shirts in the first ​couple of ​hours. Ten of the Huskies' 15 ​homegames are already sold out (= all the ​tickets have been ​bought). If a ​business sells out, it ​receivesmoney in ​exchange for ​control of it: The owners of the Meadowlark Inn said they would be ​willing to sell out at a ​fairprice.

sell out (something)

phrasal verb with sell  us   /sel/ verb [I/T] (past tense and past participle sold  /soʊld/ )
  • (DO FOR MONEY)

to give up ​support for a ​person or ​belief for ​money or ​personaladvantage: He wouldn't sell out the ​cause to ​serve his own ​interests.
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