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Phrasal Verbs

sell off

This page is about the phrasal verb sell off

Meaning: to sell assets or belongings, often for a low price because you need money quickly

Synonym: close out (American)

For example:

  • sell off sth The company had huge debts, and it had to sell off most of its assets to pay them.

  • sell sth off Bill had a big share portfolio, but he had to sell most of them off after his company went bankrupt.

Nouns often used as objects with sell off: assets, property, belongings, shares, stocks, jewellery, collection

Quick Quiz:

Margaret had to sell off some of her jewellery because she

a. was tired of it

b. got a good offer

c. had lost her job

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Contributor: Matt Errey