oversold

[oh-ver-sohld]
Compare overbought.


Origin:
1875–80; over- + sold

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oversell

[oh-ver-sel]
verb (used with object), oversold, overselling.
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.
verb (used without object), oversold, overselling.
4.
to sell something aggressively.
5.
to make extreme claims for something or someone.

Origin:
1570–80; over- + sell1

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oversell (ˌəʊvəˈsɛl)
 
vb , -sells, -selling, -sold
1.  (tr) to sell more of (a commodity) than can be supplied
2.  to use excessively aggressive methods in selling (commodities)
3.  (tr) to exaggerate the merits of

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Example sentences
The little stadium was more impossibly oversold than ever.
Anticipating no-shows, airlines routinely oversold their flights.
The benefits of new technologies-from genetically engineered food to the
  wonders of pharmaceuticals-often have been oversold.
Secondly, and perhaps more pertinent to today's debate, officials arguably
  oversold the stimulus package's inherent efficiency.
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