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Meaning of SELL SHORT

Pronunciation:  sel short

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  underestimate the real value or ability of; "Don't sell your students short--they are just shy and don't show off their knowledge"
  2. [v]  sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit
 
 See Also: sell, underestimate, underrate

 

 

 

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