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a sudden and marked decline in stock or bond prices resulting from widespread selling.
an act or instance of liquidating assets or subsidiaries, as by divestiture.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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, it's not a good month.
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