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oversell

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verb over·sell \ˌō-vər-ˈsel\

Simple Definition of oversell

  • : to accept payment or reservations for more rooms, seats, tickets, etc., than you have available

  • : to praise (something or someone) too much

Full Definition of oversell

over·soldplay \-ˈsōld\over·sell·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to sell too much or too many to b :  to sell too much or too many of

  3. 2 :  to make excessive claims for

over·sell play \ˈō-vər-ˌsel\ noun

Examples of oversell

  1. Hotels routinely oversell their rooms, expecting a small percentage of no-shows.

  2. Don't oversell yourself in the job interview.

  3. The salesman oversold the features on the new model.



Circa 1879

First Known Use of oversell

circa 1879


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