Related formsnon·sell·ing, adjective
Definition for selling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sold, sell·ing.
verb (used without object), sold, sell·ing.
- to dispose of entirely by selling.
- to betray (an associate, one's country, a cause, etc.); turn traitor: He committed suicide rather than sell out to the enemy.
Origin of sell1
Related formssell·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for selling
There is just no way of selling this picture with an innocent defense like, “she just asked for a snap.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was not selling “loosies” that day, no cigarettes were found on his person, and thus there was no probable cause in play.
Even the legendary 1980s televisions show Dallas is back on the air, selling its twenty-first century brand of Texas bravado.
We see a system that will indict a 20-year-old for selling crack but not a police officer for choking the life out of a citizen.
The United Nations was prompted to impose a ban on selling mainframe computers or laptops to North Korea.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was jealous, too, of the toyshop keepers who were selling their handsome wares.Mitz and Fritz of Germany|Madeline Brandeis
The pool will spring upon the market, right and left, selling thousands upon thousands of shares.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
"Mr. Street is selling windmills," explained Miss Rutherford.The Sheriff's Son|William MacLeod Raine
And today every salesman has one pasted in his selling portfolio.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
The next day I happened to pass the place again and they were selling the same watch.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
British Dictionary definitions for selling
verb sells, selling or sold
- to convince someone else of one's potential or worth
- to give up one's moral or spiritual standards, etc
- informal to disparage or belittle
- finance to sell securities or goods without owning them in anticipation of buying them before delivery at a lower price
Derived Formssellable, adjective
Word Origin for sell
Idioms and Phrases with selling
In addition to the idioms beginning with sell
- sell a bill of goods
- sell down the river
- sell like hot cakes
- sell off
- sell oneself
- sell out
- sell short
- sell someone on
- hard sell
- like hot cakes, sell