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Meaning of RULE OUT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
  2. [v]  dismiss from consideration; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
  3. [v]  make impossible, esp. beforehand
 
 Synonyms: close out, eliminate, preclude, reject, rule in
 
 See Also: decree, eliminate, obviate, rid of, rule

 

 

 

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