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1. A reduction or elimination of competing businesses or products in a particular field.
2. A decline in a securities market that forces speculators to sell their positions, often at a loss.
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an elimination of weaker businesses, esp. in a period of intense competition.
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Noun1.shakeout - an economic condition that results in the elimination of marginally financed participants in an industry; "they glutted the market in order to cause a shakeout of their competitors"
economic condition - the condition of the economy
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SUPERMARKET SHAKEOUT. With Grande Supermarkets' bankruptcy filing, the shakeout of the local supermarket industry continues with the closing of four Amigo stores, the opening of Costco's fifth store, in Mayaguez, and the potential sale of four Ponce Cash & Carry locations, reports Caribbean Business (March 31, 2011).
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That was before the market shakeout in 2000-02, when total institutional investor assets dropped to $17.5 trillion.
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