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sellout

1. The act or instance of selling through the entire stock of something. The store holds a huge sellout after Christmas to get rid of leftover items at heavily discounted prices. The concert was another sellout, with over 30,000 people in attendance.
2. A person who has abandoned or betrayed their espoused principles or cause, especially in the pursuit of profit or personal advantage. Many of his fans accused him of being a sellout when he signed on to a major record label. The developers asked for fans' money to get the project off the ground, but then they sold the unfinished game to a major studio for a huge amount of money. What sellouts!

sellout

1. n. the event of selling all of something. (Advertising.) Come to our gigantic sellout of all name-brand merchandise!
2. n. a betrayal. (see also sell someone out.) Any one of you could have stood up for me. What a sellout!
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Case in point, the Cleveland Indians announced last Friday that they reached a sellout for Saturday's interleague game with the Reds (http://bizofbaseball.
The second day of the first series of interleague play saw 8 sellouts, with one of them being the lone intraleague series between the Brewers and Rockies.
LONGEST RECORDED REGULAR SEASON SELLOUT STREAKS IN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS HISTORY
She said: "The Sellout is one of those very rare books that is able to take satire, which is in itself a very difficult subject and not always done well, and it plunges into the heart of contemporary American society and, with absolutely savage wit, of the kind I haven't seen since Swift or Twain, both manages to eviscerate every social taboo and politically correct, nuanced, every sacred cow, and while both making us laugh, making us wince.
The Sellout is narrated by African-American 'Bonbon', who lives in run-down town of Dickens in Los Angeles county, which has been removed from the map to save California from embarrassment.
In this outrageously funny passage, The Sellout has, horrifically, taken his former minstrel boy neighbor as a slave, but it's the neighbor who begs to be enslaved, yearning for a past when he was relevant.
The Sellout, while riding beneath terrifying waves of American racial terror and heteropatriarchy, is among the most important and difficult American novels written in the 21st century.
As Rangers prepare for their first home match in the Third Division this afternoon, manager McCoist took a thinly-veiled swipe at last week's SellOut Saturday campaign.
RACEGOERS should not panic if they haven't bought tickets to see Frankel at Royal Ascot this afternoon as not even the presence of the best horse in the world has made day one a sellout, writes Jessica Lamb.
Fenway Park seats 37,373 while Progressive Field, or as it was called before during the sellout streak in Cleveland, Jacobs Field, seats 43,545.
HEARTHROB Michael Bolton played a sellout gig at the Liverpool Phil last night.
SEPTEMBER, 1938, and the manager of Cardiff's Empire Cinema was "delighted" to announce that Walt Disney's first full-length cartoon, the long-awaited Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was a sellout for the entire season.
The first variable, Sellout Rate, measures fan interest in attending games.
We consider firm-specific characteristics for 1,074 IPO and 735 sellout firms to identify differences in growth, capital constraints, and asymmetric information between the two types of transactions.
50 and $26, were gone, making it the fastest sellout in Alltel's history.