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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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And there are concerns on the credit side: Critics suggest that credit-rating agencies would lower the state's bond rating if the state proceeds with the proposal (agencies don't like it when states sell off one-time assets to solve continuing budget problems).
He has argued that the federal government should sell off all public lands to the highest bidder (except military bases) and allow the bracing combat of "market forces" to settle, once and for all, how these lands are used.
The sell off continued in Europe, where disappointing data relaeses and fresh Brexit jitters added to the risk off sentiment.
KNOWSLEY'S opposition councillors hope to force a U-turn on plans to sell off some parks in the borough following a change in council leadership.
The Government plans to sell off 249 state houses in Horowhenua; 151 in Levin, 21 in Foxton, 70 in Otaki and seven in Shannon.
You can have your say and vote at mirror.co.uk The Government is to sell off its remaining 30% share of Royal Mail as part of PS4.5bn new deficit reductions.
AN HISTORIC fire station will go under the hammer as a financially-strapped council sell off their assets.
A BID to sell off council land and buildings is yet to get the go-ahead.
The word regeneration has always worried me, because it is frequently associated with the sell off of public property, land and services.
Labour MP Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale) said her Commons motion opposing the sell off was attracting growing support among more than 140, mainly Labour MPs, including several former ministers and present ministerial aides.
It has held talks with other retailers to take on the leases of around 300 Woolworths stores and hopes to sell off the Ladybird children's clothes and Chad Valley toys brands.
MOVES by a cash-strapped South Wales council to sell off small parcels of its land for housing development has sparked a row.
FURIOUS residents and shopkeepers in Coleshill have slammed proposals to sell off the town's main car park.
Cardiff council's Labour group today declared its opposition to any moves to sell off a slice of Cardiff Bus to a private partner.