squeeze out

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To force a competitor out of one of a limited number of winning positions by taking over that position or a higher one
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I auditioned and I would have had the role, but I got squeezed out by a more experienced actor
They came from nowhere to take over second place, squeezing out the previously eighth-place team

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'squeeze out':

squeeze outUsed other than as an idiom: see squeeze, out.
squeeze outTo obtain a difficult victory in a competition
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