transitive verb
1. (to give in exchange for money) 
a. vender 
They sold his last painting for $400,000.Vendieron su último cuadro por $400,000.
2. (to persuade) 
a. vender 
He tried to sell me some story about a traffic accident and delays.Intentó venderme una historia sobre un accidente de tráfico y un atasco.
b. convencer 
We are sold on her project.Su proyecto nos convence plenamente.
I don't sell myself too well at interviews.No resulto muy convincente en las entrevistas.
3. (to betray) 
a. vender 
Other party members accused him of selling the cause.Otros miembros del partido le acusaron de haber vendido la causa.
intransitive verb
4. (to get sold) 
a. venderse 
The candles sell for two dollars.Las velas se venden a dos dólares.
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. vender 
to sell somebody something, to sell something to somebodyvender algo a alguien
to sell something at a loss/a profitvender algo con pérdida/ganancia
scandal sells newspaperslas noticias escandalosas venden bien
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to sell oneselfvenderse
3. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to sell somebody an ideavender una idea a alguien
4. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to sell somebody down the rivertraicionar or vender a alguien
intransitive verb
5. (product) 
a. venderse 
to sell like hot cakesvenderse como rosquillas
sell [sel] sold (past)
transitive verb
do you sell flowers? ¿vende flores?; to sell sth to sb vender algo a algn; he sold it to me me lo vendió; I was sold this in London me vendieron esto en Londres; you've been sold te han dado gato por liebre
to sell sth for £1 vender algo por una libra
he doesn't sell himself very well no es capaz de causar buena impresión; no convence mucho
to sell sb an idea convencer a algn de una idea
to be sold on sth/sb estar cautivado por algo/algn
I'm not exactly sold on the idea no me entusiasma la idea; para mí la idea deja mucho que desear
to sell sb into slavery vender a algn como esclavo
to sell sb down the river traicionar a algn
he would sell his own grandmother He would sell his own grandmother for a place in the first team to sell one's soul (to the devil) They crave nothing more than power and recognition and will sell their souls if necessary in order to achieve it I sold everything I owned to sell one's body sold to the lady in the red coat!
intransitive verb
1 [+merchandise] venderse
these sell at 15p estos se venden a 15 peniques; this line just isn't selling esta línea no tiene demanda; it sells well se vende bien; the idea didn't sell la idea no convenció
It's a nice design, but I'm not sure if it will sell
2 (person)
the owner seemed a bit reluctant to sell parecía que el dueño estaba un poco reacio a vender
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