squeeze out

phrasal verb

Definition of squeeze out 

: to force (someone or something) out of a position, place, etc. Big stores have squeezed out a lot of the smaller locally owned shops.

Learn More about squeeze out

Share squeeze out

Statistics for squeeze out

Look-up Popularity

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for squeeze out

squeezeout

noun
squeeze·​out | \ˈskwēz-ˌau̇t\

Legal Definition of squeezeout 

: a corporate action or series of actions (as a refusal to declare dividends or the restricting of decision-making power in corporate governance) through which majority shareholders deprive minority shareholders of the benefit of stock ownership usually as part of an attempt to force sale of minority shares — compare freezeout

Note: Freezeout and squeezeout are sometimes used as synonyms.

Comments on squeeze out

What made you want to look up squeeze out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!