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English noun: blackball

1. blackball (act) the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto


Broader (hypernym)ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddance

English verb: blackball

1. blackball (social) expel from a community or group

Synonymsban, banish, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

2. blackball (social) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

SamplesThe President vetoed the bill.

Synonymsnegative, veto

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)contradict, controvert, oppose

Narrower (hyponym)defeat, kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out


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