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sell-off

[sel-awf, -of]
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  1. Stock Exchange. a sudden and marked decline in stock or bond prices resulting from widespread selling.
  2. an act or instance of liquidating assets or subsidiaries, as by divestiture.
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Sometimes sell·ing-off.

Origin of sell-off

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase sell off
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