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short covering

noun Finance.
  1. purchases that close out short sales on stocks or commodities.
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British Dictionary definitions for short covering

short covering

noun
  1. the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to meet delivery requirements
  2. the securities or commodities purchased
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