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sell-off Syllabification: sell-off
Pronunciation: /ˈsel ˌôf/

Definition of sell-off in English:


1A sale of assets, typically at a low price, carried out in order to dispose of them rather than as normal trade.
Example sentences
  • That could force Singh to slow or halt further sell-offs of state assets in sectors like energy and food distribution.
  • As a result, we saw the sell-off of State assets and the rest of that.
  • The sell-off of its assets was to pay compensation to 80 victims of abuse in the order's schools and orphanages.
1.1chiefly North American A sale of shares, bonds, or commodities, especially one that causes a fall in price.
Example sentences
  • The news triggered a sell-off; Nextel shares fell to a two-year low following the warning.
  • Granted, there's little or no evidence yet of such an unhappy outcome, despite the recent sell-off in technology shares.
  • The current sell-off in the mining shares is a buying opportunity.
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