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Definition 1: the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for blackball in the sense of this definition

(blackball is a kind of ...) the act of forcing out someone or something

"the ejection of troublemakers by the police" "the child's expulsion from school"

Synonyms for blackball in the sense of this definition

(blackball is a kind of ...) force to leave or move out

"He was expelled from his native country"

Samples where blackball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President vetoed the bill

Synonyms for blackball in the sense of this definition

(blackball is a kind of ...) be resistant to

"The board opposed his motion"

(... is a kind of blackball ) thwart the passage of

"kill a motion" "he shot down the student's proposal"

(blackball implies ...) express a choice or opinion

"I vote that we all go home" "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"

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