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shorts

noun [plural]
 
 
/ʃɔːts/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
government bonds that are paid back in a short time, usually less than two years
shares that someone has borrowed and sold, but does not own: Currently he has no Nasdaq 100 shorts →  Compare longs
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