1. simple past tense and past participle of oversell.


  1. marked by prices considered unjustifiably low because of heavy and extensive selling: The stock market is oversold.

verb (used with object), o·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing.

  1. to sell more of (a stock, product, etc.) than can be delivered.
  2. to sell aggressively, as by using high-pressure merchandising techniques.
  3. to emphasize the good points of excessively and to a self-defeating extent: She so oversold the picnic that I became convinced I’d have a better time at the movies.

verb (used without object), o·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing.

  1. to sell something aggressively.
  2. to make extreme claims for something or someone.

verb -sells, -selling or -sold

  1. (tr) to sell more of (a commodity) than can be supplied
  2. to use excessively aggressive methods in selling (commodities)
  3. (tr) to exaggerate the merits of

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