sell out

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sell out(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be completely sold)
a. agotarse
The movie is expected to sell out on opening night.Se espera que las entradas para el estreno de la película se agoten.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to compromise)
a. venderse
We thought he was a man of the people, but then he sold out once he was elected.Pensamos que era un hombre del pueblo, pero entonces se vendió una vez que salió elegido.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to betray someone)
a. traicionar
Tony knew that one of the gang members had sold him out, but he couldn't figure out who.Tony sabía que uno de los miembros de la pandilla lo había traicionado, pero no descifraba quien había sido.
b. vender
Our allies have sold us out, but we will fight to the death.Nuestros aliados nos han vendido, pero lucharemos hasta la muerte.
4. (to be all sold; used in passive voice)
a. agotar las existencias de
All of the TV's were sold out by 8 am on Black Friday.Estuvieron agotadas las existencias de televisores antes de las 8 am en viernes negro.
b. no quedar
I'm afraid we're already sold out of monkfish. Can I get you something else?Me temo que ya no nos queda nada de rape. ¿Le puedo traer otra cosa?
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sell out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
the concert is sold outno quedan entradas or
2. (betray)
a. vender, traicionar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
they have sold out of ticketsse han agotado las entradas or
4. (betray beliefs)
a. venderse
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sell out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+tickets, goods] agotarse
Sleeping bags sold out almost immediately
the tickets sold out in three hours las entradas se agotaron en tres horas; football matches often sell out in advance en los partidos de fútbol a menudo se venden todas las entradas antes del partido; "could I buy some sun cream?" — "sorry, we've sold out" —¿me puede dar bronceador? —lo siento, no nos queda; to sell out of sth vender todas las existencias de algo; we've sold out of bananas no nos quedan plátanos; hemos agotado las existencias de plátanos
2 claudicar; venderse; transar; (LAm)
they accused him of selling out to the music press to sell out to the Slobodians to sell out to the enemy to sell out on sb to sell out to sb/sth
3 (US)
transitive verb
1 [+goods] agotar las existencias de; venderlo todo
we've sold out all our stock we will probably sell out all our diaries before the end of December
the tickets are all sold out los billetes están agotados; stocks of umbrellas are sold out las existencias de paraguas están agotadas; we are sold out of bread se terminó el pan; no nos queda pan
2 [+person] traicionar; [+compromise] transigir; transar; (LAm)
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