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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrowd out
he/she/itcrowds out
present participlecrowding out
past tensecrowded out
past participlecrowded out

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  1. to become stronger or more successful than another group so that they fail or can no longer compete with you
    The old inhabitants are being crowded out by rich young professionals.
    Traditional industries were crowded out with the growth of mass tourism.
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