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blockbust

[blok-buhst] /ˈblɒkˌbʌst/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to subject or be subjected to blockbusting:
Developers blockbusted in order to buy up the entire area.
Origin
Americanism; by back formation from blockbuster or blockbusting
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blockbust

verb

To persuade white property owners to sell their houses quickly by arousing a fear that blacks are moving into the neighborhood (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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