informal Behave in a hostile or obstructive way so as to exclude someone: during a banquet, she completely froze out her husband
More example sentences
- They have always said that they were frozen out and left in the dark about how the case was proceeding.
- Volunteers who went to the aid of a seaside carnival have claimed they were frozen out.
- After the Australia tour of '99, Costello was frozen out, never to return under Gatland.
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 cold;
British send to Coventry
informal knock back, brush off, give someone the brush-off, stiff-arm, hand someone the frozen mitt
British informal blank
North American informal give someone the brush
Australian informal snout
informal, dated give someone the go-by
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