To freeze out
Freeze Freeze, v. t. 1. To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill. [1913 Webster]

A faint, cold fear runs through my veins, That almost freezes up the heat of life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To freeze out}, to drive out or exclude by cold or by cold treatment; to force to withdraw; as, to be frozen out of one's room in winter; to freeze out a competitor. [Colloq.]

A railroad which had a London connection must not be allowed to freeze out one that had no such connection. --A. T. Hadley.

It is sometimes a long time before a player who is frozen out can get into a game again. --R. F. Foster. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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