crowd 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.

Word by Word Definitions

crowd play
  1. : to press on : hurry

  2. : to press close

  3. : to collect in numbers

  1. : a large number of persons especially when collected together : throng

  2. : the great body of the people : populace

  3. : most of one's peers

  1. : an ancient Celtic stringed instrument that is plucked or bowed —called also crwth

  2. : violin

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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