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rule out

Verb1.rule out - make impossible, especially beforehand
Synonyms: close out, preclude
2.rule out - include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
Synonyms: rule in
3.rule out - dismiss from consideration; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
Synonyms: eliminate, reject
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