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short squeezenoun [C]

uk   us   STOCK MARKET
a ​situation in which too many shortsellers are ​trying to ​buy back the same ​shares so that their ​pricerises suddenly instead of ​falling: The ​stock has been ​rallyingsharply in recent weeks, ​leading to a flurry of ​buying, resulting in what some ​analysts have called a "​shortsqueeze''.
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