But we are to understand that if we do not accept your terms, it's a freeze-out?
Ten dollars apiece was the price of a chance, and it was freeze-out at four-bits a chip.
I foresee that nobody will be willing to practice the 'freeze-out' on an innocent man, passing fair, if he is a substitute.
The minute a man tries to break the ice with this little lady, it's a freeze-out.
"Won him in a game of freeze-out," he remarked quite viciously.
Then we were caught in freeze-out Cañon by a fearful snowstorm.
Africa is the richest “jack-pot” in the game of territorial “freeze-out” played by the European Powers.
Old English freosan "turn to ice" (class II strong verb; past tense freas, past participle froren), from Proto-Germanic *freusanan (cf. Old Norse frjosa, Old High German friosan, German frieren "to freeze," Gothic frius "frost"), from Proto-Germanic *freus-, equivalent to PIE root *preus- "to freeze," also "to burn" (cf. Sanskrit prusva, Latin pruina "hoarfrost," Welsh rhew "frost," Sanskrit prustah "burnt," Albanian prus "burning coals," Latin pruna "a live coal").
Transitive sense first recorded 14c., figurative sense c.1400. Meaning "become rigid or motionless" attested by 1720. Sense of "fix at a certain level, make non-transactable" is 1922. Freeze frame is from 1960, originally "a briefly Frozen Shot after the Jingle to allow ample time for Change over at the end of a T.V. 'Commercial.' " ["ABC of Film & TV," 1960].
c.1400, from freeze (v.).
v. froze (frōz), fro·zen (frō'zən), freez·ing, freez·es
To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
To make or become congealed, stiffened, or hardened by exposure to cold.
The absence of cooperation, information, etc; a blank: this total freeze-out on details for big Ray (1883+)
A stopping of change, esp in various monetary matters: a freeze on profits/ nuclear freeze (1930s+)