sell someone/thing short

sell someone/thing short
fail to recognize or state the true value of someone or something.

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  • sell — verb (past and past participle sold) 1》 hand over (something) in exchange for money.     ↘deal in.     ↘be subject to a specified demand on the market: the book didn t sell well.     ↘(sell out) sell all of one s stock of something.     ↘(sell… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sell — W1S1 [sel] v past tense and past participle sold [səuld US sould] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give something for money)¦ 2¦(make something available)¦ 3¦(make somebody want something)¦ 4¦(be bought)¦ 5 sell like hot cakes 6¦(idea/plan)¦ 7 sell yourself 8 sell… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short — I [[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ADJECTIVE AND ADVERB USES ♦ shorter, shortest (Please look at category 24 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) ADJ GRADED If something is short or lasts for a short time, it does… …   English dictionary

  • sell — [[t]se̱l[/t]] ♦ sells, selling, sold 1) VERB If you sell something that you own, you let someone have it in return for money. [V n] I sold everything I owned except for my car and my books... [V n to n] His heir sold the painting to the London… …   English dictionary

  • sell — 1 /sel/ verb past tense and past participle sold /sUld/ 1 GIVE STH FOR MONEY (I, T) to give something to someone in exchange for money: If you offer them another thousand, I think they ll sell. | sell sth for 100/$50/30p etc: Toni s selling her… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thing — [[t]θɪ̱ŋ[/t]] ♦ things 1) N COUNT: usu with supp You can use thing to refer to any object, feature, or event when you cannot, need not, or do not want to refer to it more precisely. What s that thing in the middle of the fountain? Some kind of… …   English dictionary

  • short — 1. n. a small drink of hard liquor or of beer. □ One short, bartender. □ I’ll have a short and a pack of cigarettes. 2. mod. having to do with a single drink of undiluted liquor. □ I’ll take mine short, innkeeper …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Partners in Crime (short story collection) — infobox Book | name = Partners in Crime title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the US (true first) edition. See Publication history (below) for UK first edition jacket image. author = Agatha Christie cover artist =… …   Wikipedia

  • Do the Right Thing — This article is about the film. For the song, see Do the Right Thing (song). For the TV series, see Do the Right Thing (TV series). Do the Right Thing Theatrical release poster …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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