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sell-off

noun [C]
 
 
/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.
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