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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


oversellv. t. 
  •  To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price.  [1913 Webster]
    "One whose beauty
    Would oversell all Italy.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sell beyond means of delivery.  [1913 Webster]
Oversold market (Brokers' Cant), a market in which stocks or commodities have been sold “short” to such an extent that it is difficult to obtain them for delivery.


oversell, v.tr. (past and past part. -sold) (also absol.)
1 sell more of (a commodity etc.) than one can deliver.
2 exaggerate the merits of.



aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, be prodigal with, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry too far, deluge, draw the longbow, engulf, exaggerate, flood, flood the market, go to extremes, hyperbolize, inundate, lay it on, magnify, make much of, overcharge, overdo, overdose, overdraw, overequip, overestimate, overfurnish, overlavish, overpraise, overprovender, overprovide, overprovision, overreach, overreact, overspeak, overstate, overstock, overstress, oversupply, overwhelm, pile it on, puff, stretch, stretch the truth, swamp, talk big, talk in superlatives, tout, travesty, whelm

For further exploring for "oversell" in Webster Dictionary Online

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