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sell vb

1 : to transfer ownership of by sale compare barter, convey, give
2 : to offer for sale
: to dispose of something by sale
: make a sale compare donate
sell·er n

sell short
: to sell something one does not own
: make a short sale

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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