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uk   us   /sel/ (sold, sold)

sell verb (MONEY)

A2 [I or T] to give something to someone else in return for money: [+ two objects] I sold him my car/I sold my car to him for $600. We'll be selling the tickets at/for £50 each. The stall sells drinks and snacks.A2 [I or T] to be bought in the way or quantities that are mentioned; to be sold at the price mentioned : These baskets sell well (= a lot of them are bought). Their last album sold over a hundred thousand copies. How much does the phone sell for?

sell verb (PERSUADE)

C2 [T] to persuade someone that an idea or plan is a good one and likely to be successful: My boss is very old-fashioned and I'm having a lot of trouble selling the idea of working at home occasionally. The filmmakers sold me on the idea that my book would work on the screen. [+ two objects] The chance of greater access to European markets would help sell the president the plan/sell the plan to the president.
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