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Andrew qualified as a teacher in 1995.
After qualifying in medicine, he worked for a time at City Hospital.
At the end of the course, you will be qualified to practise law.
a fully qualified ski instructor
90% of the boat people did not qualify as refugees.
To qualify for Olympic status, a sport must be played in 50 countries and on three continents.
You may qualify for a student grant.
Only people over the age of 18 are qualified to vote.
Her income was too high to qualify her for any help with child care expenses.
The fact that his grandparents were Irish qualified him to play in the Irish national team.
It would be incredible if Brazil failed to qualify.
What are your team’s chances of qualifying for the finals?
Scotland’s World Cup qualifying tie against Malta
I welcome the positive approach – perhaps I should qualify that by saying ‘the largely positive approach’ – adopted by the government.
This is the British English definition of qualify. View American English definition of qualify.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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