Definition of shake-out noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪk aʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪk aʊt//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1a situation in which people lose their jobs and less successful companies are forced to close because of competition and difficult economic conditions Experts are predicting a shake-out of the overcrowded airline market.
  2. 2= shake-up

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