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Definition of sell out

sell out

noun

  • someone who reports a person or group to the authorities (e.g. police) after associating with that person or group; "narc".
    What a sell out!

    Last edited on Jul 21 2011. Submitted by Austin W. from CA, USA on Oct 04 1997.

  • a person who has "sold out" in the verb sense listed below.
                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Citation from "You've Got Male", Happy Endings (TV), Season 1 Episode 9 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Oh Louie / Tickets", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 28 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 14 2009.

verb

  • to exit a previous arrangement, change one's mind, change one's usual behavior, etc.

    Carries a very negative connotation. Implies that the entity changed due to some influence considered negative (e.g. money, power, etc.) or inappropriate (e.g. one's significant other in a relationship.)
    They will sell out on you in a minute.
    The band sold out to the main stream and signed with a major label.
    The band used to be good before they sold out.

    Last edited on Jul 21 2011. Submitted by Tim R. from Greensboro, NC, USA on Sep 27 1997.

verb - transitive

  • to exchange a friendship or a person's well being for personal gain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Trust", Wilfred (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Good Cop Bad Dog", Modern Family (TV) , Season 2 Episode 22 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                          

    Citation from "I Never Met the Dead Man", Family Guy (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (1999) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Chapter 11", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 5 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 20 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 28 2011.

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