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"disqualify" in British English

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disqualifyverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈskwɒl.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /-ˈskwɑː.lə-/
C2 to ​stop someone from being in a ​competition or doing something because they are ​unsuitable or they have done something ​wrong: Two ​topathletes have been disqualified from the ​championship after ​positivedrugtests.UK He's been disqualified fromdriving for a ​year.
disqualification
noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˌskwɒl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌskwɑː.lə-/
The ​fans' ​badbehaviour has ​resulted in the disqualification of ​theirteam from the ​championship.
(Definition of disqualify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disqualifyverb [T]

 us   /dɪsˈkwɑl·əˌfɑɪ/
to take away from someone the ​ability to do or ​play a ​part in something because that ​person is ​unsuitable or has done something ​wrong: He was disqualified from ​competing in the ​games.
disqualification
noun [C/U]  us   /dɪsˌkwɑl·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of disqualify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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disqualifyverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈskwɒlɪfaɪ/
to ​officiallystop someone from being in a ​competition or doing something because they are not suitable or they have done something wrong: Of the enlistees who ​signed up last month, 12.3% ​requiredwaivers for past ​criminalactivity that would have disqualified them for ​service.be disqualified from sth/doing sth An ex-convict can't be disqualified from ​publicemploymentbased solely on a ​priorconviction.
disqualification
noun [C or U] /dɪˌskwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/  us /-ˌskwɑːlə-/
The Chair of the Board shall have ​authority to ​order the disqualification of a ​Governorappointed under this ​ruling. I will ​bringforwardlegislativeproposals to ​enable us to ​handle the disqualification of unfit ​directors more ​efficiently and ​effectively.
(Definition of disqualify from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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