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“sell out” in British English

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(Definition of “sell out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sell out

phrasal verb with sell uk /sel/ us verb sold, sold

[ I ] FINANCE to sell all or part of your business:

sell out to sb/sth The business did well and he sold out to his partner for $1.7 million.

[ I ] COMMERCE to sell all of the supply that you have of something:

sell out of sth We sold out of the games in a couple of hours.

[ I ] COMMERCE if a supply of something sells out, there is no more of that thing to buy:

Online requests soared by five times and the product sold out.

[ I ] FINANCE to sell some of your investments:

sell out of sth Managers of small funds can quickly sell out of them at a profit as the initial burst of enthusiasm drives up the price of a new stock.

[ T, usually passive ] when a film or a show is sold out, all of the tickets for it have been sold:

The concert was sold out.

sell-outnoun [ C ]

uk us

a product that is no longer available, because all those that were available have been sold:

The last batch of cakes was a sell-out.

an event for which tickets are no longer available, because they have all been sold:

The conference is a sell-out, with all exhibitor stands taken.

(Definition of “sell out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)