[ verb ] keep from happening of arising; have the effect of preventing


"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"

Used in print

(Mary Savage, Just for Tonight....)

The shadows of the trees engulfed her , foreclosing every possible exit from the grove .

[ verb ] subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

Used in print

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

For less_than a dozen miles from the unplowed land of the dead man lived another settler who had ignored the warnings that his existence might be foreclosed on - a blatant and defiant rustler named Fred_Powell .

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reclaim foreclosure