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Verb: sell short  sel short
  1. Sell securities, 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
     
  2. Underestimate the real value or ability of

Derived forms: selling short, sells short, sold short

Type of: flog [Brit], sell, underestimate, underrate

Encyclopedia: Sell short