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sell off

To dispose of something by selling it, especially at reduced prices, in order to make money quickly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sell" and "off." She was forced to sell off all her antique jewelry to pay for her husband's debts after he passed away. I'm going to sell my stocks in the company before their value declines any further.
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sell something off

to sell all of something. We ended up with a large stock of out-of-style coats and we had to sell them all off at a loss. We sold off all the excess stock.
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sell off

Get rid of by selling, often at reduced prices. For example, The jeweler was eager to sell off the last of the diamond rings. [c. 1700] Also see sell out, def. 1.
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sell off

v.
To get rid of something, especially investment assets, by selling: The company had to sell off some assets so that it could pay its debts. The bank foreclosed on my house and sold it off to the highest bidder.
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Axa had sold off some of Bluefin's financial planning business in 2013.
Such an estimate would mean that Saudi Arabia has spent around $1.2 billion on bombings so far, the same sum sold off since May, not including the cost of the ground invasion.
It's believed that in Newcastle up to 1,650 homes could be sold off, which is 6.3% of Newcastle City Council's housing stock, and the highest number of council homes at risk in the region.
Taxpayers lost PS1.1billion as George Osborne sold off part of the Government's stake in bailed-out RBS.
Across the whole of England, 12,304 homes were sold off under the Right to Buy scheme in 2014-15 - a 9.3% increase compared to the 11,261 sold off in 2013-14.
Eurostar and the East Coast route, both profitable in public hands, are sold off for a quick buck just before the election.
Now, in under two years of a Tory-LibDem Government, over 30 school fields have been sold off.
Purnima then reportedly sold off her three daughters to three different people
UK Financial Investments, who manage the Treasury's stake in the bank, played down speculation the shares might be sold off at a loss.
Officers have identified more than 40 properties, including park and cemetery lodges and gate houses in some of the leafier corners of south Liverpool, that may be sold off.
NINE local pubs owned by national pub chain Punch Taverns will not be sold off as part of plans to offload thousands of traditional boozers.
And well-placed sources say the force is abuzz with rumours that the remaining 34 properties will eventually also be sold off - leaving tenants needing to find new homes.
Some Au3 billion of assets are planned to be sold off over the next two years - including the Tote, the Dartford crossing, the Channel Tunnel rail link, and the Student Loan book.
The closures bring to an end a massive clearance sale which even saw the stores' fixtures and fittings sold off at bargain prices.
COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of making a "desperate cash grab" with plans which could see some starter farms sold off.