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sell

verb /sel/ ( past tense, past participle sold /sould/)
to give something in exchange for money
vender
He sold her a car I’ve got some books to sell.
to have for sale
vender
The farmer sells milk and eggs.
to be sold
venderse
His book sold well.
to cause to be sold
hacer vender
Packaging sells a product.
seller noun someone who sells something
Vendedor
a flower seller.
something that has been sold in large/small etc quantities
Venta
The deluxe model is one of the company’s biggest sellers.
sell-out noun an event, especially a concert, for which all the tickets are sold
éxito de taquilla
His concert was a sell-out.
a betrayal
traición, engaño
The gang realized it was a sell-out and tried to escape.
be sold on to be enthusiastic about
estar entusiasmado (por)
I’m sold on the idea of a holiday in Canada.
be sold out to be no longer available
estar agotado
The concert is sold out.
to have no more available to be bought
star agotado
We are sold out of children’s socks.
sell down the river to betray
traicionar
The gang was sold down the river by one of its associates.
sell off phrasal verb to sell quickly and cheaply
liquidar
They’re selling off their old stock.
sell out phrasal verb (sometimes with of) to sell all of something
liquidar
We sold out our entire stock.
to be all sold
agotar
The laptops sold out within minutes of the sale starting.
sell up phrasal verb to sell a house, business etc
vender
He has sold up his share of the business.
(Definition of sell from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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