In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(sell all of)(stock) agotar(article) agotar las existencias de
1.2(dispose of)(shares/holding) vender(holding/shares) deshacerse de
2.1(sell all stock)to sell out (of sth)
- we've / we're sold out of bread — se nos ha agotado el pan
2.2(be sold)(tickets/stock) agotarsethe red ones had/were sold out by Saturday — el sábado ya se habían agotado los rojos / ya no quedaban en rojo
- [ S ]sold out — agotadas las localidades
2.3(dispose of holding)vender el negocioliquidar el negocio
2.4(be traitor)(leader/artist) venderseto sell out to sb/sth — venderse a algn/algo
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