2 to make impossible, esp. beforehand
(C17: from Latin praecludere to shut up, from prae in front, before + claudere to close)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
check, debar, exclude, forestall, hinder, inhibit, make impossible, make impracticable, obviate, prevent, prohibit, put a stop to, restrain, rule out, stop
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