rule out of

idiom

chiefly British
: to remove (someone) from (a competition, contest, etc.)
She has been ruled out of today's game with a broken thumb.

Examples of rule out of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shannon Royce, president of the Christian Employers Alliance, said the group wasn’t challenging the rule out of opposition to vaccines, noting that some group members have provided incentives for employees to get the shot. David A. Lieb, Geoff Mulvihill, Andrew Demillo, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Nov. 2021 The Hyatt Hotels Corporation imposed this rule out of its own desire to prevent the spread of disease on its own private property—and also, presumably, to shield its own liability in cases of rampant Covid transmission. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 26 Feb. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rule out of.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near rule out of

Cite this Entry

“Rule out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rule%20out%20of. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!