squeeze out

squeeze out
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "squeeze out":
present tense I/you/we/they squeeze out he/she/it squeezes out present participle squeezing out past tense squeezed out past participle squeezed out
1) if one business or part of a system squeezes out another, the first one becomes so important or successful, or takes up so much time, that the other cannot succeed or continue to exist

The company tried hard to squeeze out competitors and raise prices.

Music instruction is slowly being squeezed out of the curriculum.

2) squeeze something out of someone to make someone tell you something even though they do not want to

They made one final attempt to squeeze concessions out of us.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • squeeze out of — squeeze (someone/something) out (of (something)) to prevent someone or something from having an opportunity. High prices for houses squeezed many people out of the market. Big Fellow Hamburger Stands tried illegally to squeeze out its competitors …   New idioms dictionary

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  • squeeze out — index distill Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 squeeze out …   Law dictionary

  • squeeze-out — n. Eliminating minority shareholders from a corporation by buying out minority shares or issuing many new shares that dilute the minority interest; also called a freeze out The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of… …   Law dictionary

  • Squeeze-out — Dieser Artikel oder Absatz stellt die Situation in Deutschland dar. Hilf mit, die Situation in anderen Ländern zu schildern. Ein Ausschluss von Minderheitsaktionären oder Squeeze out (engl. Hinausdrücken) bezeichnet den mit Zwang verbundenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Squeeze Out — Dieser Artikel oder Absatz stellt die Situation in Deutschland dar. Hilf mit, die Situation in anderen Ländern zu schildern. Ein Ausschluss von Minderheitsaktionären oder Squeeze out (engl. Hinausdrücken) bezeichnet den mit Zwang verbundenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • squeeze out — verb 1. force out (Freq. 1) Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts • Hypernyms: ↑displace, ↑fire, ↑give notice, ↑can, ↑dismiss, ↑give the axe, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • squeeze-out — Techniques by which a minority interest in a corporation is eliminated or reduced. Squeeze outs may occur in a variety of contexts, e.g., in a going private transaction in which minority shareholders are compelled to accept cash for their shares …   Black's law dictionary

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