VERB + SELL be able to, can/could | want to | plan to | try to They are still trying to sell their house. | be expected to, expect to The novel was expected to sell between 1,000 and 1,500 copies. | be willing to | be forced to The company has been forced to sell land to recoup some of the losses. | be/prove difficult to, be/prove hard to The property proved hard to sell.
PREP. at We sell these little notebooks at £1 each. | for They sold their house for £147,000. | to She sold her car to a friend.
PHRASES buy and sell (sth) Many banks are willing to buy and sell shares on behalf of customers. PHRASAL VERBS sell sth off
ADV. cheaply Derelict inner-city sites could be sold off cheaply for housing.