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Noun: selling  se-ling
  1. The exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
    "buying and selling fill their days";
    - merchandising, marketing
Verb: sell (sold)  sel
  1. 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";
    - flog [Brit]
     
  2. Be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
    "These books sell like hot cakes"
     
  3. Persuade somebody to accept something
    "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
     
  4. Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    "The brothers sell shoes";
    - deal, trade
     
  5. Give up for a price or reward
    "She sold her principles for a successful career"
     
  6. Be approved of or gain acceptance
    "The new idea sold well in certain circles"
     
  7. Be responsible for the sale of
    "All her publicity sold the products"
     
  8. Deliver to an enemy by treachery
    "Judas sold Jesus";
    - betray

Derived forms: sellings

Type of: be, cede, change, commerce, commercialism, cozen, deceive, deliver, delude, exchange, give up, interchange, lead on, mercantilism, persuade, surrender, transact

Antonym: buy

Part of: marketing

Encyclopedia: Selling, Kent

Sell, West Virginia