oversold

adjective
over·​sold | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsōld \

Definition of oversold

: likely to show a rise in price because of prior heavy selling and accompanying decline in price an oversold stock

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Stem cell therapy for brain injury or spinal cord injury carries substantial risks, while unproven claims of benefits are oversold. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Hundreds of health crowdfunding campaigns are for sham treatments," 23 Oct. 2018 Bridges isn’t perfect—creating his own shot off the dribble is a weakness, and some around the league feel the actual caliber of his man-to-man defense may be oversold. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018 The recent pangs of anxiety will come to a head on Tuesday when Trump meets in the Oval Office with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who some US officials believe oversold North Korea's willingness to negotiate away its nuclear program. Kevin Liptak And Jeremy Diamond, CNN, "Trump aides growing skeptical of Kim summit as South Korea's President visits," 21 May 2018 Bridges isn’t perfect—creating his own shot off the dribble is a weakness, and some around the league feel the actual caliber of his man-to-man defense may be oversold. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018 Bridges isn’t perfect—creating his own shot off the dribble is a weakness, and some around the league feel the actual caliber of his man-to-man defense may be oversold. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018 Today being cooler than Tuesday may have been a bit oversold. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: A few chances for quick-hitting rain drops through Thursday, but it’s mostly smooth sailing," 11 July 2018 Bridges isn’t perfect—creating his own shot off the dribble is a weakness, and some around the league feel the actual caliber of his man-to-man defense may be oversold. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018 Bridges isn’t perfect—creating his own shot off the dribble is a weakness, and some around the league feel the actual caliber of his man-to-man defense may be oversold. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of oversold

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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