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freeze sb out

verb uk phrasal verb with freeze   /friːz/ (froze, frozen) us  
to make someone feel that they are not part of a group by being unfriendly towards that person, or to stop someone from being included in an arrangement or activity: I felt I was being frozen out of/from the discussions. He believed that organizations like theirs were being frozen out.
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