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 for To crowd out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\ (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Crowding.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr[=u]dan; cf.
     D. kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.]
     1. To push, to press, to shove. --Chaucer.
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     2. To press or drive together; to mass together. "Crowd us
        and crush us." --Shak.
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     3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to
        encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
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              The balconies and verandas were crowded with
              spectators, anxious to behold their future
              sovereign.                            --Prescott.
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     4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat
        discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.]
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     To crowd out, to press out; specifically, to prevent the
        publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out
        the article.
     To crowd sail (Naut.), to carry an extraordinary amount of
        sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to
        carry a press of sail.
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