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Meaning of OVERSELL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

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

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.

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