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Definition of disqualify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disqualify
    he / she / it disqualifies
    past simple disqualified
    -ing form disqualifying
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  1. 1to prevent someone from doing something because they have broken a rule or are not suitable synonym bar
  2. 2 disqualify somebody (from something) He was disqualified from the competition for using drugs. disqualify somebody (from doing something) They were disqualified from voting. disqualify somebody (for something) A heart condition disqualified him for military service.
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noun [countable, uncountable] Any form of cheating means automatic disqualification.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disqualify