What is the Meaning of
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
freeze someone out
freeze out someone
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act in a cold and unfriendly way that clearly excludes someone from something
prevent involvement by unfriendly behaviour, boycotting, etc.
1. Maria doesn’t like Josh, so she is trying to freeze him out of our group of friends. She doesn’t want us to invite him when we go out, she won’t answer his texts, and she ignores him when we’re all together.
2. The high housing prices are freezing out single-income families.
3. That construction company is trying to freeze out their new competition by spreading negative rumours.
|present –||FREEZE OUT|
|present participle –||FREEZING OUT|
|past –||FROZE OUT|
|past participle –||FROZEN OUT|