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English definition of “short”

short

verb [T]
 
 
/ʃɔːt/
STOCK MARKET to sell 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: As many as 27% of the company's shares have been shorted.
(Definition of short verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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