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naked short-sellingnoun [U]

uk   us   (also naked shorting) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​form of short-selling without first ​borrowing any security or making sure it can be ​borrowed, sometimes with the ​result that the ​seller never ​owns the ​shares, ​bonds, etc. that the ​sale is ​based on. Naked short-selling is often used as a way of ​bringing down ​shareprices, and is ​illegal in some countries.
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