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profit-takingnoun [U]

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STOCK MARKET a ​situation in which ​peoplesellshares, etc. after ​prices have ​risen, in ​order to make a ​profit. This often causes ​prices to ​fall: Crude ​oilpricesweakened amid profit-taking after a three-day ​rally. French ​sharesstartedlower on profit-taking on Monday after a 3% ​gain last week.
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