[ 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.

Origin of shakeout

First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase shake out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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