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English definition of “rule sth out”

rule sth out

phrasal verb with rule
 
 
/ruːl/ verb
to prevent something from happening: The warehouse fire has ruled out any chance that we will make a profit this year.
(Definition of rule sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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