Definition of Oversell

1. v. t. To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price.



Definition of Oversell

1. Verb. (transitive) To agree to sell more of something than one can supply. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To be too eager in attempting to sell something. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To praise something to excess. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oversell

1. to sell more of than can be delivered [v -SOLD, -SELLING, -SELLS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversell

oversedation
oversedations
oversee
overseeable
overseed
overseeded
overseeding
overseeds
overseeing
overseen
overseer
overseers
overseership
overseerships
oversees
oversell (current term)
overselling
oversells
oversend
oversensing
oversensitive
oversensitiveness
oversensitivity
oversentimental
oversentimentality
oversentimentally
overserious
overseriously
overserve
overserved

Literary usage of Oversell

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1. Waste in Industry by American Engineering Council (1921)
"It is common practice for manufacturers to oversell the dealers and oversell their own manufacturing capacity. They make and deliver what they can, ..."

2. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Being a New and by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1834)
"To oversell. II n'a répondu à aucune de mes lettres. He has answered none of my letters- II я perdu ... It û the interest of a shopkeeper never to oversell. ..."

3. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Being a New and by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1825)
"To oversell. I Nos poules commencent déjà à pondre. I Our hens already begin to foy egg"»- I Je ... It is the interest of a shopkeeper never to oversell. ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1870)
"... setting the Boats with Poles, but it is looked upon as hazardous, if the Stream should cant the Boat sideways would be then liable to Stave or oversell. ..."

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