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sell out

1. To betray one for a personal benefit. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sell" and "out." Part of the discontentment among voters comes from the sentiment that those in government sold them out when the economy collapsed. Jacob sold out the others to the police so that he would avoid jail time.
2. For a stock of something to become completely depleted due to every item having been sold. The tickets sold out in a matter of minutes. The new console is expected to sell out in minutes after it goes on sale.
3. To abandon or betray one's espoused principles or cause, especially in the pursuit of profit or personal benefit. Many of his fans felt he sold out when he signed with a major record label. That's it? One hard month and you're ready to sell out and get a corporate job?
See also: out, sell

sold out

[of a product] completely sold with no more items remaining; [of a store] having no more of a particular product. The tickets were sold out so we couldn't go to the concert. I wanted new shoes like yours, but they were sold out.
See also: out, sold
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Originally scheduled to perform in 12 major markets in North America with additional stops in Paris and London, the demand for tickets was so high that in New York city after two Madison Square Garden dates sold out in record time, Madonna's manager, Caresse Henry, and the worldwide tour promoter, Clear Channel Entertainment, added four subsequent performances (June 20, 2l, 23 and 24) which were instant sell outs as well.
Overseas, Madonna's two London shows at Earl's Court (August 18 and 19) sold out in 90 minutes leading to the confirmation of a 3rd London performance at Wembley Arena on August 22nd.
MADONNA re-INVENTION WORLD TOUR 2004 Date City Venue On sale Info: May 24 Los Angeles Forum Sold Out May 25 Los Angeles#2 Forum Sold Out May 27 Los Angeles #3 Forum 3rd show announced On sale 4/2-10am May 29 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena Sold Out May 30 Las Vegas #2 MGM Grand Garden Arena Sold Out June 8 San Jose HP Pavilion On sale 4/12 June l3 Washington, DC MCI Center On sale 4/3 June 16 New York City Madison Sq.
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Nine matches are sold out, including all England's three Group A matches, and a further four are a near sell-out.