When the stakes are as high as these, checking privilege can foreclose important advances in human psychology.
Why rush to foreclose on a homeowner owing $250,000 on a property valued, post-bubble, at $200,000?
We cannot foreclose the possibility that a strike against Iran might one day be defensible or necessary.
Yet Texas does not foreclose professional opportunities for him.
Of course, it is scary to think of intervening in Syria, but it is foolish to foreclose options.
The world may owe you a living, but you'll never be able to collect it till you foreclose the mortgage by hard hustling.
Yes, sir, I was cal'latin' to foreclose on you and sell this place to Kendrick.
Did Covington tell you he was going to foreclose after I—that is, right away?
Very right, sir, Hickman might foreclose on the 24th of this month.
Hand'll foreclose now, for sure; and I can't say I'll blame him.
late 13c., from Old French forclos, past participle of forclore "exclude" (12c.), from fors "out" (Modern French hors; from Latin foris "outside;" see foreign) + clore "to shut" (see close (v.)). Senses in English influenced by words in for-. Specific mortgage law sense is first attested 1728. Related: Foreclosed; foreclosing.