freeze someone out

freeze someone out
   If you deliberately isolate someone or prevent them from participating in a social or business activity by treating them unfairly or harshly, you freeze them out.

Pablo was treated unfairly. He was frozen out of the project by the rest of the team.

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  • freeze someone out — 1. tv. to make it too cold for someone, usually by opening windows or through the use of air conditioning. (See also play freeze out.) □ Turn up the heat unless you’re trying to freeze us out. CD Are you trying to freeze out everybody? Close the… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • freeze someone out — (informal) 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. →… …   Useful english dictionary

  • freeze out — verb 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • freeze — verb (past froze; past participle frozen) 1》 (with reference to a liquid) turn or be turned into ice or another solid as a result of extreme cold.     ↘become or cause to become blocked or rigid with ice. 2》 be or cause to be very cold.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • freeze out — PHRASAL VERB If you freeze someone out of an activity or situation, you prevent them from being involved in it by creating difficulties or by being unfriendly. [V n P of n] He has sworn that he will freeze Cuba out of the world economy. [Also V n …   English dictionary

  • freeze — (frēz) v. froze (frōz), fro·zen (frō’zən), freez·ing, freez·es v. intr. 1. a) To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat. b) To acquire a surface or coat of ice from cold: »The lak …   Word Histories

  • freeze — freeze1 [ friz ] (past tense froze [ frouz ] ; past participle frozen [ frouzn ] ) verb ** ▸ 1 when liquid turns solid ▸ 2 preserve by making cold ▸ 3 feel extremely cold ▸ 4 weather: reach 0°C ▸ 5 stop moving/working ▸ 6 stop officially ▸ 7 stop …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • freeze — freeze1 [fri:z] v past tense froze [frəuz US frouz] past participle frozen [ˈfrəuzən US ˈfrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(liquid)¦ 2¦(food)¦ 3¦(machine/engine)¦ 4¦(weather)¦ 5¦(feel cold)¦ 6¦(wages/prices)¦ 7¦(money/property)¦ 8¦(stop moving)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freeze — I UK [friːz] / US [frɪz] verb Word forms freeze : present tense I/you/we/they freeze he/she/it freezes present participle freezing past tense froze UK [frəʊz] / US [froʊz] past participle frozen UK [ˈfrəʊz(ə)n] / US [ˈfroʊz(ə)n] ** 1)… …   English dictionary

  • freeze — 1 verb past tense froze past participle frozen 1 LIQUID (I, T) if a liquid freezes, or something freezes it, it becomes hard and solid because the temperature is very cold: The water at the edge of the lake froze last night. | freeze sth: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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