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  1. preclude

    • IPA[prēˈklo͞od]

    美式

    • v.
      prevent from happening; make impossible;(of a situation or condition) prevent someone from doing something
    • verb: preclude, 3rd person present: precludes, gerund or present participle: precluding, past tense: precluded, past participle: precluded

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. prevent from happening; make impossible the secret nature of his work precluded official recognition
    • (of a situation or condition) prevent someone from doing something his difficulties preclude him from leading a normal life