cold-shoulder definition

  • verb:
    • To disrespect some body, especially by disregarding them.
    • pay no attention to, disrespect
    • To disrespect somebody, specifically by disregarding all of them.
    • pay no focus on, disrespect
  • others:
    • To ‘give the cold shoulder’ to; treat with studied coldness, indifference, or neglect.
    • To ‘give the cold shoulder’ to; treat with examined coldness, indifference, or neglect.

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