crowd out(redirected from crowd someone out)
1. To push or force someone or something out of a certain thing or area by taking up space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "out." A bunch of people poured into the room, crowding out those of us who were already there. The cat crowded the dog out of his bed and curled up for a nap.
2. To cause someone or something to no longer be successful or viable in a certain environment due to an overabundance or oversaturation of similar people or things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "out." There are so many services like theirs already on the market that the company got crowded out almost immediately. The influx of people looking to make a quick buck as a freelance editor has started crowding more seasoned professionals out of the market.
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