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.

Examples of squeeze out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quality audits like this are routine as carmakers try to squeeze out errors and inefficiencies that wind up costing time and money. Joann Muller, Axios, 9 July 2024 Thirty years after getting squeezed out in an epic battle for control of Paramount Pictures, Barry Diller appears to be trying again. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 So those purple-gray storm clouds that sweep over South Florida on summer afternoons have even more juice to squeeze out of the atmosphere in the form of rain. Alex Harris, Miami Herald, 15 June 2024 The defensive potential is too good, there’s too much juice left to squeeze out of an unflappable defensive combination of former Raptors. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 14 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for squeeze out 

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“Squeeze out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squeeze%20out. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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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