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Behave in a hostile or obstructive way so as to exclude someone.‘during a banquet, she completely froze out her husband’
exclude, leave out, shut out, cut out, neglect, ignore, ostracize, reject, disown, spurn, slight, snub, shun, cut, cut dead, turn one's back on, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, leave out in the coldsend to coventryknock back, brush off, give someone the brush-off, stiff-arm, hand someone the frozen mittblankgive someone the brushsnoutgive someone the go-byexcommunicateView synonyms
- ‘The NUT has been frozen out because it refuses to sign up to the government's proposals over classroom assistants.’
- ‘Early in his marriage, Philip found palace life inexplicable and was baffled by the way he was frozen out of many activities.’
- ‘So, even if he lost his regular place, it is unlikely that he would be frozen out entirely.’
- ‘According to O'Neill, he and other moderate Cabinet members were frozen out of most decision-making early on, even when those decisions related directly to their domains.’
- ‘Volunteers who went to the aid of a seaside carnival have claimed they were frozen out.’
- ‘The original American producers say they were frozen out of the show because the Canadian government offers huge financial incentives to lure productions away from the United States.’
- ‘Guardians of the New Forest have been frozen out of a vital selection process as the area prepares to become a National Park.’
- ‘Siobhan…left in 2001, claiming she was frozen out by Keisha and Mutya, old schoolmates with whom she had formed the band in 1998.’
- ‘Mr Libeskind wrote to the New York Times last week saying that, contrary to reports, he had not been frozen out after a series of disagreements with Mr Childs' firm of architects.’
- ‘I thought we had been frozen out since that unfortunate episode with the painting.’
- ‘After seven brief appearances as substitute under Nicky Law, Wolleaston was frozen out by Bryan Robson, who announced he would not be part of his plans.’
- ‘Dettmer said workers were ‘furious’ they had been frozen out of Government discussions on the industry's future.’
- ‘For example, they might ostracize victims by freezing them out of the lunchroom seating arrangements, ignoring them on the playground, or shunning them when slumber party invitations are handed out.’
- ‘After the Australia tour of '99, Costello was frozen out, never to return under Gatland.’
- ‘However, champion skater Peter Baker has been frozen out of world class competition - because he is too old.’
- ‘They have always said that they were frozen out and left in the dark about how the case was proceeding.’
- ‘The FBI investigation is based on claims by a senior army contracting official who claims she was frozen out of decisions when she questioned the contracts.’
- ‘The Times quoted big business lobbyists claiming they were frozen out during the Clinton years of ‘over-regulation.’’
- ‘However, he was then frozen out of the US space programme because of his erratic character.’
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