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English definition of “give sb the cold shoulder”

give sb the cold shoulder

to deliberately ignore someone in an unfriendly way: I tried to be pleasant to her but she gave me the cold shoulder. → See also cold-shoulderRefusing and rejectingNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of give sb the cold shoulder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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