rule out

verb
ruled out; ruling out; rules out

Definition of rule out

transitive verb

2 : to make impossible : prevent heavy rain ruled out the picnic

Examples of rule out in a Sentence

another loss would rule them out of the tournament

First Known Use of rule out

circa 1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rule out was circa 1658

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“Rule out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rule%20out. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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