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o•ver•sell



Pronunciation: (ō"vur-sel'), [key]
v., -sold, -sell•ing.


v.t.
1. to sell more of (a stock, product, etc.) than can be delivered.
2. to sell aggressively, as by using high-pressure merchandising techniques.
3. to emphasize the good points of excessively and to a self-defeating extent: She so oversold the picnic that I became convinced I'd have a better time at the movies.

v.i.
1. to sell something aggressively.
2. to make extreme claims for something or someone.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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