Foreclose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈkloʊz|  American pronunciation of the word foreclose
Brit.  |fɔːˈkləʊz|  British pronunciation of the word foreclose


- keep from happening or arising; make impossible (syn: forbid, forestall, preclude, prevent)
- subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage


They've been unable to make their mortgage payments, and the bank has threatened to foreclose.

The bank has threatened to foreclose their mortgage.

He was foreclosed to say anything about the Royal family.

Points were already settled and foreclosed.

Building societies may foreclose on a mortgage if payments are not kept up.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: foreclose
he/she/it: forecloses
present participle: foreclosing
past tense: foreclosed
past participle: foreclosed
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