noun Stock Exchange.
the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit.
Origin of profit taking
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for profit taking
Truscomb, as he had told her, was a good manager from the profit-taking standpoint.The Fruit of the Tree|Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for profit taking
selling commodities, securities, etc, at a profit after a rise in market values or before an expected fall in values
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