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Overview of verb rule_out

The verb rule out has 3 senses

  • preclude, rule out, close out -- (make impossible, especially beforehand)

  • rule out, rule in -- (include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules)

  • rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject -- (dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration")