Definitions for rule out

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  1. preclude, rule out, close out(verb)

    make impossible, especially beforehand

  2. rule out, rule in(verb)

    include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

  3. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject(verb)

    dismiss from consideration or a contest

    "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

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  1. rule out(Verb)

    To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.

  2. rule out(Verb)

    To reject an option from a list of possibilities.

  3. rule out(Verb)

    To make something impossible.

  4. rule out(Verb)

    to disallow

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