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pre +‎ sell


presell (third-person singular simple present presells, present participle preselling, simple past and past participle presold)

  1. To sell or obtain commitments to buy in advance of a formal offer to sell.
    • 2007 February 4, Jori Finkel, “You’ve Seen the E-Mail, Now Buy the Art”, in New York Times[1]:
      The Chicago dealer Kavi Gupta has presold — in large part through JPEGs — his current exhibition of paintings by Claire Sherman, a 2005 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.