O`ver*sell` (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oversold (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overselling. ]

1.

To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price.

One whose beauty Would oversell all Italy. Beau. & Fl.

2.

To sell beyond means of delivery.

[Brokers'Cant]

Oversold market Brokers' Cant, a market in which stocks or commodities have been sold "short" to such an extent that it is difficult to obtain them for delivery.

 

© Webster 1913.

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