SELL-OFFS

sell-off

[sel-awf, -of]
noun
1.
Stock Exchange. a sudden and marked decline in stock or bond prices resulting from widespread selling.
2.
an act or instance of liquidating assets or subsidiaries, as by divestiture.
Also, selling-off.


Origin:
1935–40; noun use of verb phrase sell off

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sell-offs
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: sell-date
Next Definition: sell-out
Words Near: sell-offs
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for sell-offs
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing sell-offs
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature