HyperDic: blackball

English > 3 senses of the word blackball:
NOUNactblackball, barringthe act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
VERBsocialblackball, banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast outexpel from a community or group
socialblackball, veto, negativevote against
blackball > pronunciation
Soundsblae'kbao.l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > blackball: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto.
Synonymbarring
Broaderejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddanceThe act of forcing out someone or something
Verbsblackballexpel from a community or group
English > blackball: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExpel from a community or group.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbanish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out
Broaderexpel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
Spanishdesterrar, exiliar, expeler, expulsar, marginar
Catalanbandejar, desterrar, exiliar, marginar
Nounsblackballthe act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
English > blackball: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningVote against; refuse to endorse / endorse; refuse to assent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsveto, negative
EntailsvoteExpress a choice or opinion
Narrowerkill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote outthwart the passage of
Broaderoppose, controvert, contradictBe resistant to
Spanishdar bola negra, echar bola negra, negar, vetar, votar en contra
Catalandonar bola negra a, vedar, vetar, votar en contra

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