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Even Up

To offset a position by buying or selling an amount equal to the opposite position. For example, if one owns 1,000 shares in stock A, one evens up by selling those 1,000 shares.

even up

To buy or sell a security in a quantity that offsets an existing position in that security.
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I could see that the whole thing was a vain and unreasoning pursuit; and what, at the first glance, seemed to me the ugliest feature in this mob of roulette players was their respect for their occupation--the seriousness, and even the humility, with which they stood around the gaming tables.
Yes; even if a gentleman should lose his whole substance, he must never give way to annoyance.
He even very nearly made this inquiry, strange as it would needs have appeared to her father.
They gathered together in armies against one another, but even on the march the armies would begin attacking each other, the ranks would be broken and the soldiers would fall on each other, stabbing and cutting, biting and devouring each other.
With her sensitive nature all disapproval had weight, even the disapproval of those for whose opinions she had scant respect.
Dashwood could be calm, could be even prudent, when the life of a child was at stake, and Marianne, satisfied in knowing her mother was near her, and conscious of being too weak for conversation, submitted readily to the silence and quiet prescribed by every nurse around her.
Levin felt that it was unpardonable to eat, to sleep, to talk even now, and it seemed to him that every movement he made was unseemly.
Even such dull creatures as you or I might easily have followed it.
He even smiled, as though the thing were of no moment.
She's all right, too, I'd be sworn, even if she does have to work.
Nay, in his sleepy irresponsibility, he even found himself eyeing the knobbed and clumsy head of his own shabby umbrella, with some faint memories of the ogre's club in a coloured toy-book.
As a cow stands lowing over her first calf, even so did yellow-haired Menelaus bestride Patroclus.