- Distressed Sale An urgent sale of assets because of negative conditions.
- EXAMPLE: After fire destroyed a large part of its warehouse, the company held a distress sale to get money for repairs.
- distress merchandise; a distress sale.
- Bateman added that Mahina has yet to see any real distress sales due to the bad economy.
- The lifeboat went out to a ship in distress.
- What are you looking so distressed for?