Meaning of “sell-off” in the English Dictionary

"sell-off" in British English

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sell-offnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsel.ɒf/ us /ˈsel.ɑːf/

(Definition of “sell-off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sell-off" in Business English

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sell-offnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈselɒf/ us /-ɑːf/

FINANCE a sale of a business, particular assets, etc. at a low price to encourage someone to buy it:

A sell-off would mark the second time that the business has changed hands in two years.
The book value grossly understates the sell-off value of the company.

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET an occasion when a large number of shares in a company are sold, often causing their value to fall:

The dollar was little changed after a sell-off at the end of last week.

(Definition of “sell-off” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)