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definition of the word sell

by the Wiktionnary

From Old English sellan (give), later "give up for money", from Proto-Germanic *saljanan.

Infinitive
to sell

Third person singular
sells

Simple past
sold

Past participle
sold

Present participle
selling

to sell (third-person singular simple present sells, present participle selling, simple past and past participle sold)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To agree to transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.
    I'll sell you all three for a hundred dollars.
    Sorry, I'm not prepared to sell.
  2. (intransitive) To be sold.
    This old stock will never sell.
  3. (idiomatic) To promote a particular viewpoint; to manipulate towards a desired end.
    I don't know what she was selling when she pretended she liked him.
  4. (professional wrestling, slang) To pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.

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