squeeze out

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.

Word by Word Definitions

squeeze play
  1. : to exert pressure especially on opposite sides of : compress

  2. : to extract or emit under pressure

  3. : to force or thrust by compression

  1. : an act or instance of squeezing : compression

  2. : handclasp

  3. : a quantity squeezed out from something

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


Law Dictionary

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.

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