freeze out

freeze out
change from a liquid to a solid when cold (Freq. 2)

Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

Syn: ↑freeze, ↑freeze down
Derivationally related forms: ↑freezing (for: ↑freeze)
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑solidify
Verb Group: ↑freeze
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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transitive verb
Etymology: freeze (I) + out
a. : to drive out or exclude by cold

the drop in temperature when the furnace went out froze out the club meeting

b. : to drive out or eliminate from competition or eliminate or exclude from a position of intimacy, significance, influence, or authority especially by stratagem, by coldly formal rejection, or by force

the depression froze out most of his competitors

the majority stockholders froze out the minority and took over the business

tended to freeze out newcomers until their family and educational backgrounds had been ascertained

2. : to eliminate from a game of freeze-out

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freeze out (informal)
1. To oblige to leave
2. To exclude (freezeˈ-out noun)
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Main Entry:freeze

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ˌfreeze ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they freeze out he/she/it freezes out present participle freezing out past tense froze out past participle frozen out] informal phrasal verb
to prevent someone from taking part in something

He was frozen out of official life.

Thesaurus: to stop someone doing somethingsynonym to isolate someonesynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: freeze

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freeze out [phrasal verb]
freeze out (someone) or freeze (someone) out : to not allow (someone) to be included in an activity or group

a politician who is being frozen out by former supporters who accuse him of betraying the party

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Main Entry:freeze

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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