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- v. To sell all of a product that is in stock.
- v. To abandon one's supporters or principles to seek profit or other personal advantage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get rid of all one's merchandise
- v. give information that compromises others
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Did I ever tell you how I urged Julius to sell out of Amalgamated Cereals before the crash came?
By this time Edward Bok had become so intensely interested in the editorial problem, and his partner in the periodical publishing part, that they decided to sell out their theatre-programme interests and devote themselves to the magazine and its rapidly increasing circulation.
She told him about Lawyer Wolfe's (her master) financial troubles terminating in bankruptcy; how he was forced to sell out everything he had to satisfy his creditors, and how the Rev.Mr. Bayliss bought her with a view to having her nurse his invalid wife.
Purchased by Rod Portlyn ten years ago, when the inhabitants agreed to sell out to him.
What a story, about Oliver and Mr. Matcham buying an estate in Holstein; and, to sell out at such a loss!
It should be noted, regarding Hammett's disinclination to sell out his employer in this story, that this desperately ill, lifelong claustrophobe, an old man at the age of fifty-seven, spent twenty-two weeks in federal prison during the Red-baiting fifties because he refused to give up the names of men who had trusted him.
She was genuinely curious about how the tycoon managed to convince the Vemlarites to sell out to him.
"Anyway," said Roderick, when things had quieted down, "if I couldn't get up a better show than this I'd sell out and leave town."