squeeze out

phrasal verb

squeezed out; squeezing out; squeezes 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.

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“Squeeze out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squeeze%20out. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition


: 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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