[ 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.
decline, stagnation, collapse, slump, slide, inflation, downturn, bankruptcy, unemployment, deflation, turmoil, disturbance, explosion, disaster, tumult, eruption, temblor, disruption, revolution, cataclysm
- shaken baby syndrome,
- shaker heights,
Origin of shakeout
First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase shake out
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Examples from the Web for shakeout
The signs of a shakeout are evident beyond the bestseller list.
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