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Dictionary definition for: Sell

1. (n) the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"

2. (v) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

3. (v) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"

4. (v) do business; offer for sale as for one''s livelihood; "She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

5. (v) persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

6. (v) give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"

7. (v) deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus" "The spy betrayed his country"

8. (v) be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"

9. (v) be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"

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