sell-off

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

sell–off

noun \ˈsel-ˌf\

: 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

Full Definition of SELL-OFF

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

First Known Use of SELL-OFF

1976

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