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English definition of “sell out (something)”

sell out (something)

verb [I/T] phrasal verb with sell  /sel/ ( past tense and past participle sold  /soʊld/) us  

(EXCHANGE ALL)

to get rid of all of an item in exchange for money: We sold out (of) the T-shirts in the first couple of hours. Ten of the Huskies' 15 home games are already sold out (= all the tickets have been bought). If a business sells out, it receives money in exchange for control of it: The owners of the Meadowlark Inn said they would be willing to sell out at a fair price.
(Definition of sell out (something) phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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