[ sheyk-out ]
/ ˈʃeɪkˌaʊt /
an elimination or winnowing out of some competing businesses, products, etc., as a result of intense competition in a market of declining sales or rising standards of quality.
a rapid decline in the values of certain securities sold in stock exchanges or the like.
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Origin of shakeout
First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase shake out
Words nearby shakeout
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Example sentences from the Web for shakeout
The signs of a shakeout are evident beyond the bestseller list.