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sell / vender
 
sell   [sel]
sold   past tense   past participle
A. -transitive verb   vender
·do you sell flowers?
·¿vende flores?
·to sell something to somebody
·vender algo a somebody, someone
·he sold it to me
·me lo vendió
·I was sold this in London
·me vendieron esto en Londres
·you've been sold
*
(figurative)   te han dado gato por liebre
a. to sell something [for] £1 =   vender algo por una libra
b. he doesn't sell [himself] very well =   no es capaz de causar buena impresiónoun,   no convence mucho
c. to sell somebody an [idea]   (figurative)   convencer a somebody, someone de una idea
d. to be sold [on] something/somebody   *   estar cautivado por algo/somebody, someone
·I'masculine not exactly sold on the idea
·no me entusiasma la idea,   para masculineí la idea deja mucho que desear
e. to sell somebody into [slavery] =   vender a somebody, someone como esclavo
f. to sell somebody down the river   traicionar a somebody, someone
B. -intransitive verb
1. [merchandise]   venderse
·these sell at 15p
·éstos se venden a 15 peniques
·this line just isn't selling
·esta línea no tiene demanda
·it sells well
·se vende bien
·the idea didn't sell
(figurative)   la idea no convenció
2. (=person)
·the owner seemed a bit reluctant to sell
·parecía que el dueño estaba un poco reacio a vender
C. -noun
(commerce)
hard  
soft  
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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