Rule out - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈruːl ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |ruːl ˈaʊt|  British pronunciation of the word rule out

verb

- make impossible, especially beforehand (syn: preclude)
- include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
- dismiss from consideration or a contest (syn: eliminate, reject)

Examples

Rule out neatly any words which you do not wish the examiner to read.

The government has ruled out any further support for the industry.

A sudden storm ruled out the boat race.

...another loss would rule them out of the tournament...

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