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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.
     [1913 Webster]
           He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for
           such presumptuous language.              --Howell.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

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