out·​sell | \ ˌau̇t-ˈsel How to pronounce outsell (audio) \
outsold\ ˌau̇t-​ˈsōld How to pronounce outsell (audio) \; outselling

Definition of outsell

transitive verb

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 on the Web Samsung also announced a few more affordable mid-range phones that will outsell its flagships, which should launch in the US soon. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "Google shows how easy it is to switch to Pixel, but that doesn’t mean you should," 5 Apr. 2021 Toyota's old-school off-road SUV just keeps on truckin', continuing to outsell many far more modern crossovers. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Top 25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2021 (So Far)," 2 Apr. 2021 There always seem to be a few things in particular that outsell everything else among BGR Deals readers. Maren Estrada, BGR, "These 5 Amazon best-sellers are finally back in stock after selling out," 19 Mar. 2021 Even with the introduction of EVs from European and from mainstream brands -- General Motors, Nissan, Audi, Jaguar, Audi, Hyundai -- Tesla continues to outsell the competition. Morgan Korn, ABC News, "Automakers look to electrify sales of EVs with cheaper models," 7 Mar. 2021 Although analysts have predicted that the PlayStation 5 will outsell the Xbox Series X over time, right now, the current console wars winner is whoever put more stock on shelves. Shannon Liao, CNN, "The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been super hard to find. That may be on purpose," 19 Nov. 2020 Apple Watches now outsell the entire Swiss watch industry, according to a Strategy Analytics report. Washington Post, "Apple’s new watch event draws attention to its health-care play," 15 Sep. 2020 Readers lined up to purchase Darwin’s books, and Descent would go on to outsell Origin. Dan Falk, Smithsonian Magazine, "Charles Darwin’s Publisher Didn’t Believe in Evolution, but Sold His Revolutionary Book Anyway," 12 Feb. 2020 That said, all of Tesla’s models outsell the Chevy, but the funky, functional Bolt outsells the remaining assortment of EVs, and with good reason. cleveland, "2020 Chevrolet Bolt boasts greater range and great value (review)," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of outsell

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outsell was circa 1616

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18 Apr 2021

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“Outsell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsell. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outsell

: to be sold more than (something)
: to sell more than (another person, store, etc.)


out·​sell | \ au̇t-ˈsel How to pronounce outsell (audio) \
outsold\ -​ˈsōld \; outselling

Kids Definition of outsell

: to sell or be sold more than Apples outsold bananas.

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