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Verb: foreclose  for'klowz
  1. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    "Your role in the projects forecloses your involvement in the competitive project";
    - prevent, forestall, preclude, forbid
  2. Subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

Derived forms: foreclosing, forecloses, foreclosed

Type of: reclaim, repossess

Encyclopedia: Foreclose