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Definition of sell out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sell out

 phrasal verb
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sell out

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be sold out

 
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(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.

sell out (of something)

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be sold out (of something)

 
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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 somebody/something)

     
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  1. 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. 2to sell your business or a part of your business The company eventually sold out to a multinational media group. related noun sellout

sell somebodyout

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to disappoint or hurt someone who trusted you The association has sold out its members with its decision on this issue. related noun sellout

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