presell

verb pre·sell \ (ˌ)prē-ˈsel \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of presell

presold play \(ˌ)prē-ˈsōld\; preselling
transitive verb
1 : to precondition (someone, such as a customer) for subsequent purchase or create advance demand for (something, such as a product) especially through marketing strategies
2 : to sell in advance
  • raised money to publish the book by preselling film rights

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1845


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