squeeze out

phrasal verb
squeezed out; squeezing out; squeezes 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.

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“Squeeze out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squeeze%20out. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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