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black·ball

 (blăk′bôl′)
n.
1. A negative vote, especially one that blocks the admission of an applicant to an organization.
2. A small black ball used as a negative ballot.
tr.v. black·balled, black·ball·ing, black·balls
1. To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
2. To shut out from social or commercial participation; ostracize or boycott.

black′ball′er n.

blackball

(ˈblækˌbɔːl)
n
1. a negative vote or veto
2. a black wooden ball used to indicate disapproval or to veto in a vote
3. (Cookery) NZ a hard boiled sweet with black-and-white stripes
vb (tr)
4. to vote against in a ballot
5. to exclude (someone) from a group, profession, etc; ostracize
[C18: see sense 2]

black•ball

(ˈblækˌbɔl)
v.t.
1. to vote against.
2. to exclude socially; ostracize.
n.
3. a negative vote.
4. (formerly) a black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote.
[1760–70]
black′ball`er, n.

blackball


Past participle: blackballed
Gerund: blackballing

Imperative
blackball
blackball
Present
I blackball
you blackball
he/she/it blackballs
we blackball
you blackball
they blackball
Preterite
I blackballed
you blackballed
he/she/it blackballed
we blackballed
you blackballed
they blackballed
Present Continuous
I am blackballing
you are blackballing
he/she/it is blackballing
we are blackballing
you are blackballing
they are blackballing
Present Perfect
I have blackballed
you have blackballed
he/she/it has blackballed
we have blackballed
you have blackballed
they have blackballed
Past Continuous
I was blackballing
you were blackballing
he/she/it was blackballing
we were blackballing
you were blackballing
they were blackballing
Past Perfect
I had blackballed
you had blackballed
he/she/it had blackballed
we had blackballed
you had blackballed
they had blackballed
Future
I will blackball
you will blackball
he/she/it will blackball
we will blackball
you will blackball
they will blackball
Future Perfect
I will have blackballed
you will have blackballed
he/she/it will have blackballed
we will have blackballed
you will have blackballed
they will have blackballed
Future Continuous
I will be blackballing
you will be blackballing
he/she/it will be blackballing
we will be blackballing
you will be blackballing
they will be blackballing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blackballing
you have been blackballing
he/she/it has been blackballing
we have been blackballing
you have been blackballing
they have been blackballing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blackballing
you will have been blackballing
he/she/it will have been blackballing
we will have been blackballing
you will have been blackballing
they will have been blackballing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blackballing
you had been blackballing
he/she/it had been blackballing
we had been blackballing
you had been blackballing
they had been blackballing
Conditional
I would blackball
you would blackball
he/she/it would blackball
we would blackball
you would blackball
they would blackball
Past Conditional
I would have blackballed
you would have blackballed
he/she/it would have blackballed
we would have blackballed
you would have blackballed
they would have blackballed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackball - the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
expulsion, riddance, ejection, exclusion - the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school"
Verb1.blackball - expel from a community or groupblackball - expel from a community or group  
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
2.blackball - vote againstblackball - vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
controvert, contradict, oppose - be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
vote down, vote out, defeat, kill, shoot down - thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

blackball

verb remove, bar, ban, exclude, get rid of, veto, embargo, expel, throw out, oust, snub, vote against, force out, evict, disallow, shut out, repudiate, blacklist, ostracize, debar, drum out Members can blackball candidates in secret ballots.

blackball

verb
1. To prevent or forbid authoritatively:
Slang: nix.
Idiom: turn thumbs down on.
2. To exclude from normal social or professional activities:
Translations

blackball

[ˈblækbɔːl]
A. VT (= vote against) → dar bola negra a, votar en contra de; (= exclude) → dejar fuera
B. N (= ball) → bola f negra; (= vote) → voto m en contra

blackball

[ˈblækˌbɔːl] vt to blackball sbvotare a sfavore di qn
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