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English definition of “scalp”

scalp

verb [T]
 
 
/skælp/
US COMMERCE to buy things, such as theatre tickets, at the usual price and then sell them when they are difficult to get at much higher prices: He made a lot of money scalping tickets for the popular musical show.
FINANCE to buy small quantities of shares, bonds, etc. and then sell them quickly in order to make a small profit: They are trying to make incremental profits by scalping shares.
(Definition of scalp verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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