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shakeout

[′shāk‚au̇t]
(metallurgy)
Removing a casting from a sand mold.
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The brewers that subsequently survived shake-outs were those with the most demanding customers.
Rapid growth, industry shake-outs and continued consolidation will result in a stronger and tougher sub-prime lending market by the end of 1998.
The strongly competitive nature of apparel retailing has led to periods of overexpansion followed by "shake-outs," when large numbers of marginal stores went out of business.
He said there were likely to be some "shake-outs" but stressed the need to remain positive.
Shake-outs and adjustments in markets more often than not lead to changes in market leadership and the key to the coming weeks will be to be prepared to let go of old themes and embrace new ones.
Shake-outs, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology will define the landscape of sub-prime lending during the next 12 months, according to industry veteran Craig Cooper, executive vice president of Fairbank Mortgage and its affiliate, Colony Mortgage Bankers.