freeze someone out

freeze someone out
EXCLUDE, leave out, shut out, cut out, ignore, ostracize, spurn, snub, shun, cut, cut dead, turn one's back on, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, leave out in the cold; Brit. send to Coventry; Brit. informal blank.

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informal behave in a hostile or obstructive way so as to exclude someone from something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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