Oversell O`ver*sell`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oversold}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overselling}. ] 1. To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price. [1913 Webster]

One whose beauty Would oversell all Italy. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. To sell beyond means of delivery. [Brokers' Cant] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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