sell–off

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noun \ˈsel-ˌȯf\

Definition of sell–off

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

1976

First Known Use of sell–off

1976


SELL–OFF Defined for English Language Learners

sell–off

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noun \ˈsel-ˌȯf\

Definition of sell–off for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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