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blackball

To actively keep someone from doing or participating in something, often by voting against their inclusion or involvement. For his horrible treatment of women, he definitely deserves to be blackballed by the entertainment industry.

blackball

tv. to vote against someone in a secret ballot. Someone blackballed the prospective member.
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Gribben is a national advocate for mining union Etu, and he's lived in Blackball for seven years.
Lynda Driver, poet-inresidence at the Blackball Hilton, got in touch with a ditty she'd written, predicting what's going to happen next.
As conditions of play did not allow a replacement, this succeeded in setting a new low in the history of the Blackball team score, at 0 points.
The Commemoration was organised to celebrate the centenary of the Blackball Strike of 1908 and it was held in Blackball and Greymouth, New Zealand, 21-23 March 2008.
Hundreds of trade unionists, former residents and descendants of early miners, gathered at Blackball on the West Coast over Easter weekend, to commemorate the centenary of the famous "crib time" miners' strike.
Our measure, the blackball number, is proper as well.
Blackball follows the conventions of the sporting movie to the letter: the unlikely hero and the rousing triumph against seemingly insurmountable odds.
But Brit comedy Blackball takes this rather uninspiring sport, gives it a 'rock 'n' roll' makeover, and produces an enjoyable film that provides plenty of laughs.
Blackball follows the conventions of the sporting movie to the letter - the unlikely hero, the battle against adversity and the rousing triumph against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Robinson's book offers an inspiring view into Blackball through the eyes of a catcher.
The Irish Blackball Association, which organises tournaments and runs the sport here, posted a tribute on Facebook page saying: "The Irish Pool world has lost one of its own.
Blackball County Pool League HIGH-FLYING Teesside A kept up their excellent form in the Blackball County Pool League with comfortable wins over North Lincolnshire (25-11) and East Yorkshire (23-13).
SIR - I have just returned from Bridlington where this year's European Blackball Association tournament was held for Under-18s, Under-23s and Specials.
The likes of Blackball Game, Mottos Gold, Ballinlough Hill, Corelish Cruiser and Mustang Hero provided us with great memories, and I've had great relationships with all my trainers, especially Tommy Foster and Bernie Doyle.
TOMORROW'S FIXTURES - Consett Sunday League, Jack Grigg Memorial Trophy - second round: Med Miners Arms v Lintz Celtic, Consett Top Club v Blackball Mill, Oxhill Central v Beamish and East Stanley, Tantobie Oak Tree v Horse and Groom, Sateside v Steel Club, Stanley Rafa v A/Plain Demi, A/Plain CC and FC v Witton Gilbert, Craghead v Black Horse.