sell-off

[ sel-awf, -of ]
/ ˈsɛlˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

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

Origin of sell-off

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