sell Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “sell” - Learner’s Dictionary

sell

verb     /sel/ ( past tense and past participle sold)
FOR MONEY [I, T]
A2 to give something to someone who gives you money for it: He sold his guitar for $50. I sold my bike to Claire. [+ two objects] I'm hoping she'll sell me her car.Buying and selling in general
OFFER [T]
A2 to offer something for people to buy: Excuse me, do you sell newspapers?Buying and selling in general
sell for/at sth
to be available for sale at a particular price: The shirts are selling for £30 each.Buying and selling in general
A LOT [I, T]
to be bought in large numbers: His last book sold eight million copies.Buying and selling in general
MAKE YOU WANT [T]
to make someone want to buy something: Scandal sells newspapers.Buying and selling in general
IDEA/PLAN [T]
to persuade someone that an idea or plan is good: I'm currently trying to sell the idea to my boss.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of sell from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More