from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To contract to sell more of (a stock or commodity) than can be delivered.
- transitive v. To be too eager or insistent in attempting to sell something to.
- transitive v. To present with excessive or unwarranted enthusiasm; overpraise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To agree to sell more of something than one can supply.
- v. To be too eager in attempting to sell something.
- v. To praise something to excess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price.
- transitive v. To sell beyond means of delivery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sell at too high a price.
- To sell more than can he delivered or more than is in existence; to “sell short”: as, to oversell a stock.
From over- + sell. (Wiktionary)