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preclude
used in Cujo

2 uses
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Definition
keep from happening or arising
  • A failing out doesn't preclude a later rapprochement, his mind retorted with a kind of grave and implacable calm.
  • — standing over the twisted and smashed thing in the driveway, striking it again and again with something that looked like a caveman's club ... that turned his fear to a bright, silvery panic that almost precluded thought.

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