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profit taking

noun, Stock Exchange.
the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit.
Origin of profit taking
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Truscomb, as he had told her, was a good manager from the profit-taking standpoint.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for profit-taking

profit taking

selling commodities, securities, etc, at a profit after a rise in market values or before an expected fall in values
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