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sale

noun
 
 
/seɪl/
SELLING THINGS [U, no plural] B2 the act of selling something, or the time when something is sold: The sale of alcohol is now banned. to make a sale Buying and selling in general
(up) for sale A2 available to buy: For sale: ladies' bicycle - good condition. The house next to mine is up for sale.Available and accessiblePresent
on sale A2 UK available to buy in a shop: Her new book is now on sale.Selling available for a lower price than usual: This album was on sale for half price.Value and price decreases
EVENT [C] an event where things are sold: a sale of used booksShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
CHEAP PRICE [C] A2 a time when a shop sells goods at a lower price than usual: UK I bought this dress in the sale. →  See also car boot sale , jumble sale Value and price decreasesShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
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