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Meaning of sell-off

sell-off

Pronunciation: (sel'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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