sell (sb) out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sell (sb) out

phrasal verb with sell uk   us   /sel/ verb (sold, sold)
to not do what you have ​promised someone you will do or what you should do because you will get more ​advantages for yourself if you do something ​else: Frenchfarmersfeel they've been ​sold out by ​theirgovernment in the ​negotiations. They've ​sold out to the ​oillobby (= done what these ​peoplewanted).
(Definition of sell (sb) out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sell (sb) out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 背叛, 出卖…
in Chinese (Traditional) 背叛, 出賣…
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