sell short

Definitions of sell short
  1. verb
    underestimate the real value or ability of
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    type of:
    underestimate, underrate
    make too low an estimate of
  2. verb
    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
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    type of:
    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
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