crowd out


crowd out
verb
press, force, or thrust out of a small space
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The weeds crowded out the flowers

Syn: ↑force out
Hypernyms: ↑displace
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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crowd out
1. To overwhelm so as to force out
2. To fill completely
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Main Entry:crowd

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ˌcrowd ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they crowd out he/she/it crowds out present participle crowding out past tense crowded out past participle crowded out] phrasal verb
to become stronger or more successful than another group so that they fail or can no longer compete with you

The old inhabitants are being crowded out by rich young professionals.

Traditional industries were crowded out with the growth of mass tourism.

Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym
Main entry: crowd

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crowd out [phrasal verb]
crowd out (something or someone) or crowd (something or someone) out : to push, move, or force (something or someone) out of a place or situation by filling its space

The quick-growing grass is crowding out native plants.

She worries that junk food is crowding fruits and vegetables out of her children's diet.

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Main Entry:crowd

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  • To crowd out — Crowd Crowd (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crowded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowding}.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr[=u]dan; cf. D. kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.] 1. To push, to press, to shove. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To press or drive together; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crowd — (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crowded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowding}.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr[=u]dan; cf. D. kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.] 1. To push, to press, to shove. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To press or drive together; to mass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crowd — crowd1 [ kraud ] noun *** 1. ) count a large number of people in the same place: The boys disappeared into the crowd. a crowd of 30,000 An angry crowd had gathered on the steps of City Hall. Crowds of people began making their way to the station …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crowd — I UK [kraʊd] / US noun Word forms crowd : singular crowd plural crowds *** 1) a) [countable] a large number of people in the same place The boys disappeared into the crowd. a crowd of 30,000 An angry crowd had gathered on the steps of the palace …   English dictionary

  • crowd — [[t]kra͟ʊd[/t]] ♦♦ crowds, crowding, crowded 1) N COUNT COLL: oft N of n A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something. A huge crowd gathered… …   English dictionary