Reject or be deliberately unfriendly to someone: she was cold-shouldered by Boston society as a pushy outsider
More example sentences
- They won't cold-shoulder you like those who are still deluded enough to think they running the show.
- The platoon cold-shoulder him, and when he makes them some tea and biscuits, none of them accept.
- The main problem for Daihatsu - and other established micro-car-makers - is that Australians now tend to cold-shoulder them for more expensive brands offering a richer driving experience.
Definition of cold-shoulder someone in:
- The US English dictionary