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English noun: blackball

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


Synonymsbarring


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


Entailvote









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