sell one's life dearly

sell one's life dearly
sell one's life dearly
To do great injury to the enemy before one is killed
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  • To sell one's life dearly — Sell Sell (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sell one's life dearly — require a high price for oneself, value oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sell — (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja to sell,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sell — [c]/sɛl / (say sel) verb (sold, selling) –verb (t) 1. to give up or make over for a consideration; dispose of to a purchaser for a price. 2. to deal in; keep for sale. 3. to act as a dealer in or seller of: he sells insurance. 4. to facilitate or …  

  • To sell — Sell Sell (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sell — v. & n. v. (past and past part. sold) 1 tr. make over or dispose of in exchange for money. 2 tr. keep a stock of for sale or be a dealer in (do you sell candles?). 3 intr. (of goods) be purchased (will never sell; these are selling well). 4 intr …   Useful english dictionary

  • out — Sell Sell (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Selling — Sell Sell (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sold — Sell Sell (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warfare — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Warfare >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 warfare warfare Sgm: N 1 fighting fighting &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 hostilities hostilities Sgm: N 1 war war arms the sword Sgm: N 1 Mars …   English dictionary for students

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