Focus on the pronunciation of rule sth/sb out
English definition of “rule sth/sb out”
rule sth/sb out — Phrasal Verb with rule
› to decide or state that something is impossible or will not happen, or that something or someone is not suitable: The management seems to have ruled him out as a candidate for promotion. The CEO said she could not rule out further job cuts. We would not rule out the possibility of re-entering the B2C market if conditions change.