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foreclose

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1  —as in:
foreclose on the loan
Definition take a property from a borrower who did not pay a loan that was secured by the property
  • The lender is threatening to foreclose.
foreclose = take a property from a borrower who did not pay a loan that was secured by the property
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The next thing you know that mortgage will be foreclosed on Mis' Randall, and she and the children won't have a roof over their heads.
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • A mortgage was foreclosed on it, and we had to give up possession.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel
  • Few strangers passed through Welch these days, and almost all who did came to inflict one form of misery or another—to lay off workers, to shut down a mine, to foreclose on someone's house, to compete for the rare job opening.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
foreclose = take a property from a borrower who did not pay a loan

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2  —as in:
foreclose the possibility
Definition keep from happening or make impossible
  • The President will not foreclose any possibilities.
foreclose = keep from happening or make impossible
  • The violation forecloses any possibility of the promotion.
forecloses = keep from happening or make impossible

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