[ blok-buhs-ting ]
/ ˈblɒkˌbʌs tɪŋ /
the profiteering real-estate practice of buying homes from white majority homeowners below market value, based on the implied threat of future devaluation during minority integration of previously segregated neighborhoods.
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[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for blockbusting
He didn't speak English and my high school German was inadequate, especially accompanied by a blockbusting hangover.Unborn Tomorrow|Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for blockbusting
/ (ˈblɒkˌbʌstɪŋ) /
US informal the act or practice of inducing the sale of property cheaply by exploiting the owners' fears of lower prices if racial minorities live in the area
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