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rule sth/sb out

phrasal verb with rule uk   us   /ruːl/ verb
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 ​jobcuts. We would not rule out the possibility of re-entering the ​B2Cmarket if ​conditionschange.
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