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English definition of “crowd sb/sth out”

crowd sb/sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with crowd   /kraʊd/ informal us  
to not allow a person or thing any space or opportunity to grow or develop: Small local businesses have been crowded out by large multinationals.Filling and completing
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