blockbust

[ blok-buhst ]
/ ˈblɒkˌbʌst /

verb (used with or without object)

to subject or be subjected to blockbusting: Developers blockbusted in order to buy up the entire area.

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Origin of blockbust

Americanism; by back formation from blockbuster or blockbusting
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