HyperDic: rule_out

English > 3 senses of the expression rule out:
VERBstativerule out, preclude, close outmake impossible, especially beforehand
competitionrule out, rule ininclude or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
cognitionrule out, eliminate, winnow out, rejectdismiss from consideration or a contest
English > rule out: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningmake impossible, especially beforehand.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymspreclude, close out
Broaderobviate, rid of, eliminateDo away with
See alsoruledecide with authority
Spanishdescartar, excluir, ignorar, impedir, imposibilitar, prohibir
English > rule out: 3 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningInclude or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymrule in
Broaderrule, decreedecide with authority
Spanishdictaminar
English > rule out: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningdismiss from consideration or a contest.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymseliminate, winnow out, reject
Spanishdescartar, eliminar, evitar, rechazar
Catalandescartar, eliminar, evitar, rebutjar

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