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for To sell short
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Short \Short\, adv.
In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as,
to stop short in one's course; to turn short.
He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for
such presumptuous language. --Howell.
To sell short (Stock Exchange), to sell, for future
delivery, what the party selling does not own, but hopes
to buy at a lower rate.
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