freeze out

froze out; frozen out; freezing out; freezes out

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freeze-out \ ˈfrēz-​ˌau̇t How to pronounce freeze-out (audio) \ noun

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a housing market that effectively freezes out people of moderate means
Recent Examples on the Web Capital controls were introduced to avoid a run on the banks in 2015, when Greece failed to reach an agreement on extending its bail-out terms and was frozen out of international credit markets. The Economist, "Business this week," 31 Aug. 2019 Certain forces are reasserting control and freezing out the insurgents and rabble-rousers in advance of a critical election year. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "ThinkProgress Was Always Doomed," 11 Sep. 2019 Trying to integrate so many young players and a handful of individuals frozen out by Sarri to will be an unenviable task., "The Biggest Challenges Facing the Premier League's Newest Managers This Season," 16 Aug. 2019 North Korea has railed against ongoing US-South Korea joint military drills, threatening just days ago to freeze out Seoul by only holding future talks with Washington. Jake Kwon And Hira Humayun, CNN, "North Korea says no face-to-face dialogue with South Korea," 15 Aug. 2019 Mejbri's relationship with Monaco deteriorated quickly following a contract dispute, and the youngster was subsequently frozen out of the French team's plans., "Manchester United Confirm Signing for Teenage Wonderkid," 11 Aug. 2019 In January, French regulators fined it $57 million for violating a new data privacy law while the E.U. levied an additional $1.7 billion fine in March for freezing out advertising rivals. Fortune, "Alphabet," 1 July 2019 Google has been fined in Europe for manipulating searches to put its own shopping results over competitors and, in March, for freezing out online advertising rivals. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Why Big Tech's big breakup may never come," 4 June 2019 As the first African-American woman in Congress, Ms. Chisholm was often frozen out by men of all races and felt alienated by the feminist movement. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, "2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm," 6 July 2019

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First Known Use of freeze out

1861, in the meaning defined above

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freeze·​out | \ ˈfrēz-ˌau̇t\

Legal Definition of freezeout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a corporate action (as a merger) taken by those in control of the corporation (as controlling shareholders or the board of directors) for the purpose of causing the minority shareholders to lose their equity in the corporation (as by the sale of their shares) — compare squeezeout

freeze out

transitive verb

Legal Definition of freeze out (Entry 2 of 2)

: to subject to a freezeout

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