English

Definition of oversell verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    oversell

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsel//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they oversell
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsel//
     
    he / she / it oversells
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈselz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈselz//
     
    past simple oversold
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsoʊld//
     
    past participle oversold
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsoʊld//
     
    -ing form overselling
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈselɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈselɪŋ//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1oversell somebody/something/yourself to say that somebody/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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oversell