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English definition of “short squeeze”

short squeeze

noun [C]
 
 
STOCK MARKET
a situation in which too many short sellers are trying to buy back the same shares so that their price rises suddenly instead of falling: The stock has been rallying sharply in recent weeks, leading to a flurry of buying, resulting in what some analysts have called a "short squeeze''.
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