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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrule out
he/she/itrules out
present participleruling out
past tenseruled out
past participleruled out

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  1. to stop considering something as a possibility
    The president has ruled out the use of U.S. troops.
    The investigators said arson could not be ruled out.
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