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Definition of oversell verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they oversell
    he / she / it oversells
    past simple oversold
    -ing form overselling
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  1. 1oversell somebody/something/yourself to say that someone or something is better than they really are He has a tendency to oversell himself.
  2. 2oversell something (business) to sell too much or more of something than is available The seats on the plane were oversold.
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