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English definition of “overhang”


verb [T]     /ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ/ (overhung, overhung)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to bring down the price of something because there is too much of it available: Massive gold stocks continue to overhang the market, traders say.
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