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Idioms for sell

    sell someone a bill of goods, Informal. bill of goods (def. 3).
    sell short. short (def. 49).

Origin of sell

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First recorded before 900; Middle English sellen, Old English sellan, originally, “to give,” hence, “to give up (someone) to an enemy, betray, exchange for money”; cognate with Old Norse selja, Low German sellen, Gothic saljan “to give up, sell,” originally, “to cause to take”; akin to Greek heleîn “to take, grasp”

synonym study for sell

1. See trade.

OTHER WORDS FROM sell

sell·a·ble, adjective

Definition for sell (2 of 2)

sell2
[ sel ]
/ sɛl /

noun, adjective, pronoun Scot.

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British Dictionary definitions for sell

sell
/ (sɛl) /

verb sells, selling or sold

noun

the act or an instance of sellingCompare hard sell, soft sell
informal
  1. a trick, hoax, or deception
  2. Irish a great disappointmentthe service in the hotel was a sell

Derived forms of sell

sellable, adjective

Word Origin for sell

Old English sellan to lend, deliver; related to Old Norse selja to sell, Gothic saljan to offer sacrifice, Old High German sellen to sell, Latin cōnsilium advice
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Idioms and Phrases with sell

sell

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