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freezeout

or freeze-out

[freez-out] /ˈfrizˌaʊt/
noun, Poker.
1.
a game in which each player begins with a predetermined amount of money and must withdraw from the game once that amount is lost, until one player is left with all the winnings.
Origin of freezeout
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase freeze out
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