transitive verb-·sold′, -·sell′ing
- to sell more than can be supplied
- to promote, try to persuade, etc. to such an extreme degree as to defeat one's purposes
transitive verbo·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing, o·ver·sells
- To contract to sell more of (a stock or commodity) than can be delivered.
- To be too eager or insistent in attempting to sell something to.
- To present with excessive or unwarranted enthusiasm; overpraise.
(third-person singular simple present oversells, present participle overselling, simple past and past participle oversold)
From over- +"Ž sell.