verb (used with object), pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing.
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Neither deal necessarily precludes Morey from building a trade package for James Harden, the Houston Rockets’ disgruntled superstar, around Simmons.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors|Ben Golliver|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Nationals bring back utility player Josh Harrison, hitting coach Kevin LongNone of this precludes the Nationals from negotiating with Eaton, Kendrick, Sánchez or Thames in the coming weeks and months.Nationals decline options for Adam Eaton, Howie Kendrick, Aníbal Sánchez and Eric Thames|Jesse Dougherty|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
None of this precludes lone wolf scenarios — where one or two troublemakers show up intent on intimidation.Fear Of Voter Intimidation Is Its Own Voter Intimidation|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 28, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Because dressing fashionably often precludes bulk, base layers, particularly on the bottom half of your body, may be your best chance to add warmth.How to Layer for Outdoor Dining This Fall and Winter|Wes Siler|October 14, 2020|Outside Online
Taking decisive action to protect people from the virus shouldn’t preclude careful consideration about technological deployment, especially when there are well-known problems with the technology in question.Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors|Amy Nordrum|October 8, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The warrants too often precluded the clients from securing shelter and services, and access to job programs.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household|Michael Daly|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would have gotten him off the street, and nothing would have precluded the state police from further investigation.Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s Shameful Lawsuit Over Penn State|Buzz Bissinger|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her refusal to just say she did it precluded her from simply saying she was sorry she did it, and she was twice denied clemency.Scarsdale Doctor Killer Jean Harris Found Redemption in Prison|Michael Daly|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Regrettably, I am precluded from discussing the settlement—other than to say that we were satisfied.
Furthermore, it virtually would have precluded the possibility of a Middle East peace process that involves land for peace.
He wished to get at that something, but was precluded by the motion.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
He had been so badly beaten that outraged nature took her revenge in a feverish restlessness that precluded any real rest.A Daughter of the Dons|William MacLeod Raine
Ferdinand realized that he was precluded from joining his brother nobles and was inconsolable.Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine|Lewis Spence
A thousand questions were precluded and a thousand doubts solved by this information.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
My rashness even hastened the completion of his scheme, and precluded him from the benefits of deliberation.Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown