foreclose - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] legal 

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/fɔː(r)ˈkləʊz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyforeclose
he/she/itforecloses
present participleforeclosing
past tenseforeclosed
past participleforeclosed
  1. to take someone’s property because they failed to pay back the money that they borrowed to buy it

    The bank was threatening to foreclose on his mortgage.

derived word

foreclosure

 

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noun [countable/uncountable]
singularforeclosure
pluralforeclosures