- blockbuster ► NOUN informal ▪ a film or book that is a great commercial success.DERIVATIVES blockbusting adjective.
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Blockbusting — was a practice used by real estate agents and developers in the United States to encourage white property owners to sell their homes by giving the impression that minority groups (such as African Americans) were moving into their previously… … Wikipedia
blockbusting — block·bust·ing n: profiteering by inducing property owners to sell hastily and often at a loss by appeals to fears of lowered values because of threatened minority encroachment and then reselling at inflated prices ◇ Many states have statutes… … Law dictionary
Blockbusting — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El proceso de blockbusting fue una práctica empleada por empresas inmobiliarias y promotores en los Estados Unidos con el fin de fomentar la venta de propiedades en manos de blancos, bajo la impresión que minorías,… … Wikipedia Español
blockbusting — ☆ blockbusting [bläk′bus΄tiŋ ] n. Informal the practice of inducing homeowners in a particular neighborhood to sell their homes quickly, often at a loss, by creating the fear that actual or prospective purchases by members of a minority group… … English World dictionary
blockbusting — ▪ I. blockbusting block‧bust‧ing 1 [ˈblɒkˌbʌstɪŋ ǁ ˈblɑːk ] adjective [only before a noun] a blockbusting film, book, or performance has high sales and is usually full of action or adventure but is not very serious: • a blockbusting sci fi… … Financial and business terms
blockbusting — Defined by (Blockbusting in Baltimore, 1994) as ‘the intentional action of a real estate speculator to place an African American resident in a house on a previously all white block for the express purpose of panicking whites into selling for the… … Dictionary of sociology
blockbusting — [[t]blɒ̱kbʌstɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A blockbusting film or book is one that is very successful, usually because it is very exciting. [JOURNALISM, INFORMAL] ...the blockbusting sci fi movie Suburban Commando … English dictionary
blockbusting — noun Date: 1954 profiteering by inducing property owners to sell hastily and often at a loss by appeals to fears of depressed values because of threatened minority encroachment and then reselling at inflated prices … New Collegiate Dictionary
blockbusting — /blok bus ting/, n. the profiteering practice by unscrupulous real estate agents or speculators of reselling or renting homes that they obtain by inducing panic selling at prices below value, esp. by exploiting racial prejudices. [1940 45; BLOCK… … Universalium
blockbusting — noun A technique used to encourage people to sell their property by giving the impression that a neighborhood is changing for the worse, especially by implying a change in its racial makeup See Also: blockbuster … Wiktionary