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English definition of “foreclose”

foreclose

verb [T] (PREVENT)    /fɔːˈkləʊz/ US  /fɔːrˈkloʊz/ formal
to prevent something from being considered as a possibility in the future: The leader's aggressive stance seems to have foreclosed any chance of diplomatic compromise.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of foreclose verb (PREVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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