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selling Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
    marketing; merchandising.
  2. verb exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    • He sold his house in January
    • She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit
  3. verb be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
    • These books sell like hot cakes
  4. verb persuade somebody to accept something
    • The French try to sell us their image as great lovers
  5. verb do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    sell; deal; trade.
    • She deals in gold
    • The brothers sell shoes
  6. verb give up for a price or reward
    • She sold her principles for a successful career
  7. verb be approved of or gain acceptance
    • The new idea sold well in certain circles
  8. verb be responsible for the sale of
    • All her publicity sold the products
  9. verb deliver to an enemy by treachery
    sell; betray.
    • Judas sold Jesus
    • The spy betrayed his country