Phrasal Verbs with 'Sell'

Sell off

Sell a business or part of it

Example: They SOLD OFF their research subsidiary.

Sell off

Sell something cheaply because you need the money or don't need it

Example: She SOLD OFF her furniture before she emigrated.

Sell on

Convince someone

Example: We managed to SELL him ON the expansion plans.

Sell on

Buy something then sell it to someone else

Example: We buy them wholesale and SELL them ON to the public.

Sell out

Have no more of something left because it has been bought

Example: The tickets for the Primal Scream concert at the Brixton Academy SOLD OUT in a couple of hours.

Sell out

Lose all artistic integrity in return for commercial success

Example: Most bands SELL OUT when they sign to a major record label, and forget all their principles when pursuing chart success.

Sell up

Sell a house or business to move somewhere or do something different

Example: We want to SELL UP and move to the country.