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To fail or refuse to communicate with someone - synonyms or related words

avoid

verb

to make certain that you do not meet or communicate with someone

brush off

to refuse to listen to someone, or to accept that something might be true or important

shun

verb

to deliberately avoid a person, place, or activity

snub

verb

to insult someone by ignoring them or being rude to them

look through

to not recognize, or to pretend not to recognize, someone who you know

blank

verb

British

spoken

to deliberately ignore someone, as if you have not seen or heard them

spurn

verb

literary

to refuse to accept someone’s love or friendship

stand up

informal

to not come to meet someone who you have arranged to meet, especially someone who you are having or starting a sexual or romantic relationship with

keep your distance

to avoid becoming friendly with someone

get/be given the cold shoulder

to be treated in an unfriendly way by someone you know

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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