Last modified on 17 October 2013, at 19:48

crowd out



crowd out (third-person singular simple present crowds out, present participle crowding out, simple past and past participle crowded out)

  1. (sometimes figuratively) To force to leave by crowding; to push out or away.
    • 2013, Louise Taylor, English talent gets left behind as Premier League keeps importing (in The Guardian, 20 August 2013)[1]
      Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England right-back, has acknowledged that, were he starting his career today, he would probably have found himself crowded out of the Old Trafford first-team picture by overseas imports.