short covering

noun

Definition of short covering

: buying in securities or other property to terminate or close out a short sale

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“Short covering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20covering. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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