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English definition of “short selling”
short selling (also short-selling)
noun [U] (also shorting) STOCK MARKET
› the activity of selling shares that you have borrowed, hoping that their price will fall before you buy them back and return them to their owner, so that you make a profit: This stock is a likely target for short selling. Shorting is one of the main methods of cashing in during a stock market collapse.