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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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A supposed confidant implied Theroux's career "is not where he wants it to be right now" and he believes "his frosty relationship with Jen," is to blame. "She isn't purposefully blackballing him, but the fact is, Jen has a lot of friends in this town and people talk.
The actor continued, "As far as blackballing her, that was completely untrue.
"I have suffered blackballing, ignoring and marginalizing when it comes to contributing to key political decision-making for the bloc.
But forgiveness was in shorter supply for Jones during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, where Nottinghamshire members, still outraged by England's continued blackballing of local hero Chris Read put their feelings in writing.
THE English PFA has threatened to cripple Derby County by blackballing them from the transfer market - unless Craig Burley's missing wages are coughed up in full.
And now he claims stores are "blackballing" his comeback album Graffiti, which was released on December 8.
Past employer S4C is now considering blackballing her from TV screens across the country.