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short sellingnoun [U]

(also short-selling) uk   us   (also shorting) STOCK MARKET
the ​activity of ​sellingshares that you have ​borrowed, hoping that their ​price will ​fall before you ​buy them back and ​return them to their ​owner, so that you make a ​profit: This ​stock is a likely ​target for ​shortselling. Shorting is one of the ​mainmethods of ​cashing in during a ​stockmarketcollapse.
(Definition of short selling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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