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disqualify

verb [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 top athletes have been disqualified from the championship after positive drug tests. UK He's been disqualified from driving for a year.
disqualification
noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˌskwɒl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌskwɑː.lə-/
The fans' bad behaviour has resulted in the disqualification of their team from the championship.
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