from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of freezing out. See to freeze out, under freeze, transitive verb
  • n. 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.


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  • I encounter resistance, I execute a freeze-out with a right jolly game of “PIG” on the Nerf Hoop.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • 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.

    This Sunday Could Belong to 'Mormon'

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • For artists like Mr. Simmons, who thought his first experience on Broadway would last at least several months, the freeze-out for new works is invariably disheartening.

    Stage Rookies Feel the Freeze

  • Laster made waves last spring with a surprise ruling on so-called "freeze-out" tender offers.

    The Directorship 100

  • It's good that the candidates are duking it out, and partisans for all the candidates have their complaints about the process (racism! sexism! media freeze-out!), but in the end, the voters will have their say and then it's on to bigger states.

    Zogby: Hillary Has Small Lead In Nevada

  • Another freeze-out for the Greens and, so far, they are getting a good old-fashioned pasting in this election.

    The latest poll

  • Such cavalier treatment of the Armed Services Committee chairman is unprecedented, and Hill sources say Nunn is "furious" at the freeze-out.

    Shutting Out Sam Nunn

  • The rumored force behind the freeze-out is Deng's chosen successor, President Jiang Zemin.


  • Earlier, Liss posted about the Fox News freeze-out for the presidential debates and that led me to ponder this question over whiskey.

    Question of the Day


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