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verb [transitive] formal preclude pronunciation in British English /prɪˈkluːd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypreclude
he/she/itprecludes
present participleprecluding
past tenseprecluded
past participleprecluded
  1. if one thing precludes another, the first thing prevents the second one from happening

    Tercek’s interviewing style precluded any long-winded answers.

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