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short interestnoun [U]

uk   us   STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
the ​totalnumber or ​value of ​sharessold by ​people who have ​borrowed them because they expect to ​buy them back at a ​lowerprice in the future and make a ​profit from the difference: In the month to mid-January, ​shortinterestdropped 4.8% to 740.4 million ​shares from 777.4 million.
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