crowd out

phrasal verb
crowded out; crowding out; crowds out

Definition of crowd out

: to push, move, or force (something or someone) out of a place or situation by filling its space The quick-growing grass is crowding out native plants. She worries that junk food is crowding fruits and vegetables out of her children's diet.

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“Crowd out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowd%20out. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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