preclude Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"preclude" in British English

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precludeverb [T]

uk   /prɪˈkluːd/  us   /prə-/ formal
to ​prevent something or make it ​impossible, or ​prevent someone from doing something: His ​contract precludes him fromdiscussing his ​work with anyone ​outside the ​company. The ​fact that ​yourapplication was not ​successful this ​time does not preclude the ​possibility of you ​applying again next ​time.
preclusion
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈkluː.ʒən/
Your ​age should not ​act as a preclusion to you being ​accepted for the ​course.
(Definition of preclude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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precludeverb [T]

 us   /prɪˈklud/ fml
to ​prevent something or make it ​impossible: Although ​yourapplication was not ​accepted, it doesn’t preclude the ​possibility of ​yourapplying again ​later.
(Definition of preclude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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