verb (used with object), o·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing.
to sell more of (a stock, product, etc.) than can be delivered.
to sell aggressively, as by using high-pressure merchandising techniques.
to emphasize the good points of excessively and to a self-defeating extent: She so oversold the picnic that I became convinced I'd have a better time at the movies.
verb (used without object), o·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing.
to sell something aggressively.
to make extreme claims for something or someone.
- overseas cap,
- overseas telegram,
Origin of oversell
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verb -sells, -selling or -sold
(tr) to sell more of (a commodity) than can be supplied
to use excessively aggressive methods in selling (commodities)
(tr) to exaggerate the merits of
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