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1‘individuals who took such action risked being ostracized by their fellow workers’
exclude, shun, spurn, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, reject, repudiate, boycott, blackball, blacklist, cast off, cast out, shut out, avoid, ignore, snub, cut dead, keep at arm's length, leave out in the cold, bar, ban, debar, banish, exile, expel
British send to Coventry
North American disfellowship
informal freeze out, hand someone the frozen mitt
British informal blank
welcome, accept, befriend, include
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