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sell-offnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsel.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/
a ​sale of an ​unwantedbusiness at a ​lowprice to ​encourage someone to ​buy it a ​sale of an investment, such as shares in a ​company, that ​causesitsvalue to ​fall Australian English an ​occasion when the ​price of ​goods in a ​shop or ​factory is ​reduced so they can be ​soldquickly
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sell-offnoun [C]

uk   /ˈselɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/
FINANCE a ​sale of a ​business, particular ​assets, etc. at a ​lowprice to encourage someone to ​buy it: A sell-off would ​mark the second ​time that the ​business has ​changedhands in two ​years. The ​bookvalue 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.
(Definition of sell-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sell-off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 低价出售, 廉价处理, (股票等的)抛售…
in Chinese (Traditional) 低價出售, 廉價處理, (股票等的)拋售…
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