Definitions for rule out

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rule out(verb)rul

    to exclude or reject

    We ruled out a trip abroad this year.; We ruled the first three applicants out.


  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

Translations for rule out

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rule out

to leave out; not to consider

We mustn't rule out the possibility of bad weather.

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