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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Keep from happening or arising; Make impossible, especially beforehand.

Usage examples (35)
  • Does the insufficiency of the evidence preclude the conviction?
  • And yet this device's size, weight and inability to make phone calls preclude it from replacing a smartphone.
  • That would kind of preclude charging them interest, too … stevie314159 says:
  • And yet 'preclude' is not a particularly erudite term. for more
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