shakeout
noun Date: 1895 1. the failure or retrenchment of a significant number of firms in the economy or a sector or an industry that usually results in a depressed market 2. a period or process in which the relatively weak or unessential are eliminated

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  • shakeout — n. an event that eliminates the weak or unproductive elements from a system. □ After a shakeout that lasted a month, we went into full production. □ There was a big shakeout at the plant, and a whole lot of people got pink slipped …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shakeout — noun a) An event that causes marginal constituents to be eliminated. The dot com shakeout of the 90s left only the most durable, most profitable, and most well backed companies surviving. b) The separation of molds from their flask, the castings… …   Wiktionary

  • shakeout — / ʃeɪkaυt/ noun 1. a reorganisation in a company, where some people are left, but others go ● a shakeout in the top management 2. the process of revising prices on a stock market, usually at the end of a sharp rise or fall …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • shakeout — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑economic condition …   Useful english dictionary

  • shakeout — /shayk owt /, n. 1. 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. 2. a rapid decline in the values of certain… …   Universalium

  • Shakeout — A situation in which many investors exit their positions, often at a loss, because of uncertainty or recent bad news circulating around a particular security or industry. During the dotcom boom and bust, numerous shakeouts occurred. During these… …   Investment dictionary

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