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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Oversell \O`ver*sell`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oversold; p. pr. & vb. n. Overselling. ] 1. To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price. [1913 Webster] One whose beauty Would oversell all Italy. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. To sell beyond means of delivery. [Brokers' Cant] [1913 Webster] Oversold market (Brokers' Cant), a market in which stocks or commodities have been sold "short" to such an extent that it is difficult to obtain them for delivery. [1913 Webster]