freeze out

verb
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of freeze out

freeze-out

play \ˈfrēz-ˌau̇t\ noun

Examples of freeze out in a Sentence

  1. a housing market that effectively freezes out people of moderate means

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First Known Use of freeze out

1861

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Law Dictionary

freezeout

noun freeze·out \ ˈfrēz-ˌau̇t \

legal Definition of freezeout

: a corporate action (as a merger) taken by those in control of the corporation (as controlling shareholders or the board of directors) for the purpose of causing the minority shareholders to lose their equity in the corporation (as by the sale of their shares) — compare squeezeout

freeze out

transitive verb

legal Definition of freeze out

: to subject to a freezeout


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