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freeze someone out

Definition of freeze someone out in English:

informal Behave in a hostile or obstructive way so as to exclude someone from something.
Example sentences
  • Ackerman listened politely to Cowan's critique - then froze him out of the rest of the discussion.
  • But Sandy refused to freeze him out of the conversation and kept putting a paternalistic arm on his shoulder and buying him more lager.
  • Mummy never used my father as a threat to get me to do what she wanted, neither did she hug me when he was looking yet freeze me out when he wasn't.
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