Definition of mis-sell verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mis-sell

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mis-sell
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he / she / it mis-sells
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past simple mis-sold
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past participle mis-sold
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-ing form mis-selling
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to sell somebody something that is not suitable for their needs, for example by not giving them all the information they need mis-sell something If the policy was mis-sold, the insurance company must be responsible. mis-sell somebody something | mis-sell something to somebody The bank had mis-sold them a £200 000 loan.