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sell /sel/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (thực vật học) sự làm thất vọng
- what a sell!: thật là thất vọng!, thật là chán quá!
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) vố chơi khăm; sự đánh lừa
- động từ sold
- bán (hàng hoá); chuyên bán
- goods that sell well: hàng hoá bán chạy
- to sell like wildfire; to sell like hot cakes: bán chạy như tôm tươi
- to sell second books: chuyên bán sách cũ
- phản bội, bán, bán rẻ (nước, lương tâm)
- to sell one's honour: bán rẻ danh dự
- to sell one's country: bán nước
- (từ lóng) làm cho thất vọng
- sold again!: thật là chán quá!
- quảng cáo cho, rao hàng cho, cho (ai) biết giá trị của cái gì; làm cho (ai) thích muốn cái gì
- to sell a new drug: quảng cáo cho một thứ thuốc mới
- to sell the public on a new drug: làm cho công chúng biết giá trị của một thứ thuốc mới
- to be sold on something: thích thú cái gì
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) đánh lừa, lừa
- to sell out
- bán rẻ hết (hàng còn lại, hàng dự trữ), bán tống bán tháo
- to sell up
- bán hàng hoá (của người mắc nợ bị phá sản)
- to sell down the river
- phản bội, phản dân hại nước
- to sell one's life dearly
- giết được nhiều quân địch trước khi hy sinh
+the activity of persuading someone to buy
+exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
+be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
+do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
+persuade somebody to accept something
+give up for a price or reward
+deliver to an enemy by treachery
+be approved of or gain acceptance
+be responsible for the sale of
Advanced English Dictionary
1 vend, transfer, convey (title), trade, barter, exchange, dispose of:
Sorry, but I sold that car last week.
2 market, deal in, merchandise, trade in, traffic in, peddle, vend, hawk, handle, retail, carry, stock, furnish, supply, offer, Colloq push, Slang Brit flog:
We no longer sell that model. She has a shop selling second-hand clothes
3 Often, sell out. betray, inform against, deliver up, give away, Slang rat on, grass on, tell on, tattle on, sell down the river, blow the whistle on, double-cross, Brit shop:
He swore he'd get the man who sold him.
4 promote, push, put across or over:
He couldn't sell sand to a beach flea.
5 be sold on. persuaded, convinced, won over:
After seeing that film, I was sold on a holiday in Mexico.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb (sold, sold )
exchange for money
1 ~ sth (to sb) (at / for sth)
~ sb sth (at / for sth) to give sth to sb in exchange for money: [VN, VNN] I sold my car to James for £800. + I sold James my car for £800. + [VN] They sold the business at a profit / loss (= they gained / lost money when they sold it). + [V] We offered them a good price but they wouldn't sell.
offer for sale
2 [VN] to offer sth for people to buy: Most supermarkets sell a range of organic products. + Do you sell stamps? + to sell insurance / advertising space
3 to be bought by people in the way or in the numbers mentioned; to be offered at the price mentioned: [VN] The magazine sells 300 000 copies a week. + Their last album sold millions. + [V] The book sold well and was reprinted many times. + The new design just didn't sell (= nobody bought it). + The pens sell for just 50p each.
4 to make people want to buy sth: [V] You may not like it but advertising sells. + [VN] It is quality not price that sells our products.
5 [VN] ~ sth / yourself (to sb) to persuade sb that sth is a good idea, service, product, etc.; to persuade sb that you are the right person for a job, position, etc: Now we have to try and sell the idea to management. + You really have to sell yourself at a job interview.
take money / reward
6 [VN] ~ yourself (to sb) (disapproving) to accept money or a reward from sb for doing sth that is against your principles
See also - SALE
Idioms: be sold on sth (informal) to be very enthusiastic about sth: We were really sold on the idea.
sell your body to have sex with sb in exchange for money
sell sb down the river (informal) to betray sb you have promised to help
ORIGIN From the custom of buying and selling slaves on the plantations on the Mississippi river in America. Slaves who caused trouble for their masters could be sold to plantation owners lower down the river, where conditions would be worse.
sell sb / yourself short to not value sb/yourself highly enough and show this by the way you treat or present them/yourself
sell your soul (to the devil) to do anything, even sth bad or dishonest, in return for money, success or power
more at HOT adj., PUP
Phrasal Verbs: sell sth<->off
1 to sell things cheaply because you want to get rid of them or because you need the money
2 to sell all or part of an industry, a company or land: The Church sold off the land for housing. + In the nineties most state-owned industries were sold off.
related noun SELL-OFF
be sold out (of tickets for a concert, football game, etc.) to be all sold: The tickets sold out within hours. + This week's performances are completely sold out.
sell out (of sth)
be sold out (of sth) to have sold all the available items, tickets, etc: I'm sorry, we've sold out of bread. + We are already sold out for what should be a fantastic game.
sell out (to sb/sth)
1 (disapproving) to change or give up your beliefs or principles: He's a talented screenwriter who has sold out to TV soap operas.
2 to sell your business or a part of your business: The company eventually sold out to a multinational media group.
related noun SELL-OUT
sell sth<->up (especially BrE) to sell your home, possessions, business, etc., usually because you are leaving the country or RETIRING
+ noun [sing.] (BrE, informal) something that is not as good as it seemed to be: The band only played for about half an hour-it was a real sell.
See also - HARD SELL
VERB + SELL
be able to, can/could | want to | plan to | try to
They are still trying to sell their house.
| be expected to, expect to
The novel was expected to sell between 1,000 and 1,500 copies.
| be willing to | be forced to
The company has been forced to sell land to recoup some of the losses.
| be/prove difficult to, be/prove hard to
The property proved hard to sell.
We sell these little notebooks at £1 each.
They sold their house for £147,000.
She sold her car to a friend.
buy and sell (sth)
Many banks are willing to buy and sell shares on behalf of customers.
PHRASAL VERBS sell sth off
Derelict inner-city sites could be sold off cheaply for housing.
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