Meaning of “sell out (something)” in the English Dictionary

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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 home games are already sold out (= all the tickets have been bought).

If a business sells out, it receives money in exchange for control of it:

The owners of the Meadowlark Inn said they would be willing to sell out at a fair price.

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 personal advantage:

He wouldn't sell out the cause to serve his own interests.

(Definition of “sell out (something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)