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outsold

[ out-sohld ]
/ ˌaʊtˈsoʊld /
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verb

simple past tense and past participle of outsell.

Nearby words

outskirt, outskirts, outsleep, outsmart, outsoar, outsold, outsole, outsource, outspan, outspeak, outspend

Definition for outsold (2 of 2)

outsell

[ out-sel ]
/ ˌaʊtˈsɛl /

verb (used with object), out·sold, out·sell·ing.

to exceed in volume of sales; sell more than: He outsells all our other salespeople.
to exceed in value or number of sales: a soap that outsells all other brands.
Archaic. to obtain a higher price than.

Origin of outsell

First recorded in 1605–15; out- + sell1
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Examples from the Web for outsold

  • BlackBerry StormThe iPhone, remarkably, outsold Research in Motion last quarter.

    The Best Gadgets Money Can't Buy|Nicholas Ciarelli|October 24, 2008|DAILY BEAST
  • The lady had a face like a thunder-cloud, and a form that, if whitewashed, would have outsold the "Greek Slave."

    Among the Pines|James R. Gilmore
  • He outsold many men with actuarial minds, and extended knowledge.

    The Psychology of Salesmanship|William Walker Atkinson
  • The lady had a face like a thunder-cloud, and a form that, if whitewashed, would have outsold the 'Greek Slave.'

British Dictionary definitions for outsold

outsell

/ (ˌaʊtˈsɛl) /

verb -sells, -selling or -sold

(tr) to sell or be sold in greater quantities than
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