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scalpingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈskælpɪŋ/
US COMMERCE the ​activity of ​buying things, such as theatre ​tickets, at the usual ​price and then ​selling them when they are difficult to get at ​higherprices: Selling ​tickets above face ​value - commonly called scalping - is ​prohibited by ​statelaw.
FINANCE the ​activity of ​buyingsmallquantities or ​shares, ​bonds, etc. and then ​selling them quickly in ​order to make a ​smallprofit
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