sell

I

n. (colloq.)

method of selling

a hard; soft sell

II
v.

1) to sell retail; wholesale

2) (A) we sold our old car to him; or: we sold him our old car

3) (d; intr., tr.) to sell for (it sold for ten pounds; we sold the car to them for three thousand dollars)

4) (colloq.) (d; tr.) to sell on ('to convince of') (to sell smb. on an idea)

5) (misc.) to sell as is ('to sell with no guarantee as to quality'); to sell smt. at a loss; to sell by the dozen; to sell in bulk; to sell like hot cakes ('to be sold very quickly in large quantities'); to sell smb. down the river ('to betray and ruin smb.')

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[sel]
or: we sold him our old car
to sell by the dozen
to sell in bulk
to sell smt. at a loss
to sell like hot cakes ('to be sold very quickly in large quantities')
to sell smb. down the river ('to betray and ruin smb. ')
(A) we sold our old car to him
(colloq.) ['method of selling'] a hard: soft
to sell retail
(misc.) to sell as is ('to sell with no guarantee as to quality')
(d; intr., tr.) to sell for (it sold for ten pounds; we sold the car to them for three thousand dollars)
(colloq.) (d; tr.) to sell on (to sell smb. on an idea; 'to convince of)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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