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freezeout

or freeze-out

[ freez-out ]
/ ˈfrizˌaʊt /
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noun Poker.
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.
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Origin of freezeout

1850–55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase freeze out
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British Dictionary definitions for freezeout

freeze out

verb
(tr, adverb) informal to force out or exclude, as by unfriendly behaviour, boycotting, etc
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Other Idioms and Phrases with freezeout

freeze out

Shut out or exclude by unfriendly treatment; force to retire or withdraw from membership, a job, or the like. For example, They tried to freeze me out of the conversation, or After Bill was frozen out of the case, they hired a new lawyer. [Mid-1800s]

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