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oversell

o·ver·sell

oversell

 
pronunciation:
o vr sel
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overselling, oversells, oversold
definition 1: to sell more of (something) than can be supplied.
definition 2: to try too hard to sell or promote (something), often defeating one's purpose.
The eager sales clerk oversells every product.He oversold the old house so much that they went to a different realtor.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to sell in an aggressive manner or with exaggerated claims.
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