(of tickets for a concert, sports game, etc.) to be all sold The tickets sold out within hours. This week's performances are completely sold out.
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.
- 1(disapproving) to change or give up your beliefs or principles He's a talented screenwriter who has sold out to TV soap operas.
- 2to sell your business or a part of your business The company eventually sold out to a multinational media group. related noun sell-out