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Verb: ostracise  'ós-tru,sIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: ostracize)
  1. Expel from a community or group
    - banish, ban, ostracize, shun, cast out, blackball
     
  2. Avoid speaking to or dealing with
    "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracise me";
    - ostracize

Derived forms: ostracised, ostracises, ostracising

Type of: exclude, expel, keep out, kick out, shut, shut out, throw out

Encyclopedia: Ostracise