Definition of 'preclude'
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It precluded the possibility of appeasement or consolation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The trading record of the companies involved may well have precluded this. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Did the announcement somehow preclude the use by the cleric's lawyers of alternative legal channels? Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'm sure you realize that moving around and various military idiosyncrasies of mine preclude the possibility of regularly writing anyone. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Those 14 stitches may have precluded a grin of his own but the smile was back on the face of English rugby. The Sun (2007)This environment may have precluded life of any sort; it would certainly have made persistent life at the earth's surface impossible. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
Trends of 'preclude'
In Common Usage. preclude is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'preclude'
British English: preclude VERB
If something precludes an event or action, it prevents the event or action from happening.
At 84, he feels his age precludes too much travel.
Definition of preclude from the Collins English Dictionary
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