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short positionnoun [C]

uk   us   (also bear position) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​situation in which someone ​sellsshares that they have ​borrowed hoping that their ​price will ​fall before they ​buy them back and ​return them to their ​owner, making a ​profit: The ​market was ​stronger as ​dealers were ​closingshortpositions.
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