freeze out

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freeze out (third-person singular simple present freezes out, present participle freezing out, simple past froze out, past participle frozen out)

  1. (idiomatic) To forcibly remove or exclude.
    The first step in freezing out competitors is to create a superior product.
    After finding out her horrible secret, the son froze his mother out of his life.
    • R. F. Foster
      It is sometimes a long time before a player who is frozen out can get into a game again.