sell (someone or something) short

Definition of sell (someone or something) short

  1. :  to put too low a value on the ability, importance, or quality of (someone or something) Don't sell yourself short. You have some great skills and experience. I think you're selling the book short; it's a lot more interesting than that.

Word by Word Definitions

sellplay
  1. :  to deliver or give up in violation of duty, trust, or loyalty and especially for personal gain :  betray

    :  to give up (property) to another for something of value (such as money)

    :  to offer for sale

  1. :  a deliberate deception :  hoax

    :  the act or an instance of selling

    :  something to be sold or caused to be accepted

  1. :  saddle

  1. : chiefly Scottish variant ofself

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

shortplay
  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

    :  to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices


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