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sell–off

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noun \ˈsel-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of sell–off

  • : the sale of a large number of stocks or shares that causes their price to drop

  • : the sale of an industry that is owned by the government to private buyers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sell–off

  1. :  a usually sudden sharp decline in security prices accompanied by increased volume of trading


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