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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


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  • Did I ever tell you how I urged Julius to sell out of Amalgamated Cereals before the crash came?

    Twin Moons

  • 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.

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • 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.

    Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army

  • Purchased by Rod Portlyn ten years ago, when the inhabitants agreed to sell out to him.

    Creative Couplings

  • What a story, about Oliver and Mr. Matcham buying an estate in Holstein; and, to sell out at such a loss!

    The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton

  • 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.

    Locked Rooms

  • She was genuinely curious about how the tycoon managed to convince the Vemlarites to sell out to him.

    Creative Couplings

  • "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."



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