Translation of "sell" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /sel/ us /sel/ past tense and past participle sold

A2 to give something to someone who gives you money for it

He sold his guitar for £50.
I sold my bike to Claire.

A2 to offer something for people to buy

Excuse me, do you sell newspapers?

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “sell” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /sel/ (past tense, past participle sold /sould/)

to give something in exchange for money

He sold her a car
I’ve got some books to sell.

to have for sale

The farmer sells milk and eggs.

to be sold

His book sold well.

to cause to be sold

hacer vender
Packaging sells a product.
seller noun

someone who sells something

a flower seller.

something that has been sold in large/small etc quantities

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

The gang was sold down the river by one of its associates.
sell off phrasal verb

to sell quickly and cheaply

They’re selling off their old stock.
sell out phrasal verb

(sometimes with of) to sell all of something

We sold out our entire stock.

to be all sold

The laptops sold out within minutes of the sale starting.
sell up phrasal verb

to sell a house, business etc

He has sold up his share of the business.

(Translation of “sell” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)