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Definition of "freeze-out" [freeze-out]

  • The act of freezing out. See to freeze out, under freeze, transitive verb (noun)
  • A variety of poker in which each player starts with an equal number of chips and no one is allowed to replenish his stock or to withdraw or loan any part of it. As soon as any player has lost his capital he is frozen out, and must retire from the game. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "freeze-out" in a sentence
  • "I encounter resistance, I execute a freeze-out with a right jolly game of “PIG” on the Nerf Hoop."
  • "This kitchen was cursed with mini cupboard space, an awkward layout and floor-to-ceiling east windows that in summer let in the intense high-altitude sunlight and converted the room into a glaring bake oven, a change from the winter freeze-out."
  • "And in a battle between Broadway veteran Joe Mantello "The Normal Heart" and Hollywood mega-star Al Pacino, there's an argument to be made for Mr. Mantello: The folks from movieland didn't fare well in this year's crop of nominations, which may signal a West Coast freeze-out."