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preclude (pri KLOOD) (verb), precludes; precluded; precluding
1. To make something impossible or to rule it out, especially before something takes place: Because Shelby injured her hand, it will preclude her performance on the piano this evening.
2. To prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of: The judge stated that insufficiency of the evidence precludes a conviction of the defendant.

Ted's physical disability precludes an athletic career for him.

Before going on their vacation, Terry's father decided to have the car checked in order to preclude any possible breakdown while they were traveling.

To hinder, to stop, to impede an activity.
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preclude (verb), precludes; precluded; precluding

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To make something impossible to achieve or to accomplish. (1)