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Hunkering down

A term used to describe a trader selling off a big position in a stock.

Hunkering Down

Informal; the act of selling a large position in stock. That is, an investor hunkers down when he/she closes a position suddenly, especially when the position was particularly large. See also: Panic sell.
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To outwit hungry predators, for example, the hand-size fish hunkers down on the ocean floor, looking more like an algae-covered rock than a tasty meal.
When he hunkers down for the night in his 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle, which he bought new as a Marine in Hawaii, White wraps himself in three sweat shirts, then lies underneath a woolen blanket he got from a shelter last year, and another blanket he received at the Veterans Administration hospital recently.
The couple sits on the couch of their Newbury Park family room just as a neighbor hunkers down for his own form of entertainment.