Definition of outsell
1 archaic : to exceed in value
2 : to exceed in number of items sold
3 : to surpass in selling or salesmanship
Examples of outsell in a Sentence
Diet sodas are now beginning to outsell regular sodas in the supermarkets.
We've been outselling our competitors for the past five years.
Recent Examples of outsell from the Web
In England, for example, 33-rpm records didn’t outsell 78-rpm ones until the late 1950s.
BMW delivered 5.2 percent more cars in the first quarter than a year earlier, compared with a 16 percent jump at Mercedes, which last year outsold its luxury brand rival for the first time in a decade.
Last year for the first time, bottled water outsold soda in the United States, according to Beverage Marketing, a research and consulting company.
The document shows Blu-ray outselling Toshiba’s rival HD-DVD format by a substantial margin this year — year-to date sales of 550,000 units vs. 250,000, respectively.
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First Known Use of outsell
OUTSELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outsell for English Language Learners
: to be sold more than (something)
: to sell more than (another person, store, etc.)
OUTSELL Defined for Kids
Definition of outsell for Students
: to sell or be sold more than Apples outsold bananas.
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