Oversell

Definition of Oversell

O`ver`sell`
v. t.1.To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price.
[imp. & p. p. Oversold ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overselling. ]
One whose beauty
Would oversell all Italy.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.To sell beyond means of delivery.
Oversold market
(Brokers' Cant) a market in which stocks or commodities have been sold "short" to such an extent that it is difficult to obtain them for delivery.

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