oversell

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Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ sell.

Verb[edit]

oversell (third-person singular simple present oversells, present participle overselling, simple past and past participle oversold)

  1. (transitive) To agree to sell more of something than one can supply.
  2. (transitive) To be too eager in attempting to sell something.
  3. (transitive) To praise something to excess.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in sale price.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      One whose beauty / Would oversell all Italy