Definition of shake-out in English:

shake-out

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noun

informal
  • An upheaval in or radical reorganization of a business, market, or organization, typically involving streamlining and redundancies: the current shake-out in the computer industry
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    • But the underlying cause of last week's yo-yo-ing on the markets was the long-awaited shake-out of the over-valued internet companies.
    • The market will witness a shake-out when the de-tariffing of motor and fire insurance takes place.
    • Taken over a five-year period, the Irish pension funds have yielded an average return of just 1.1%, dragged down by the shake-out that started in the Nasdaq in 2000 when the high-tech bubble finally burst.

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