- 1[intransitive, transitive] foreclose (on somebody/something) foreclose something (finance) (especially of a bank) to take control of someone's property because they have not paid back money that they borrowed to buy it
- 2[transitive] foreclose something (formal) to reject something as a possibility synonym exclude The judge's words effectively foreclosed any possibility of an early release.
NAmE//fɔrˈkloʊz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foreclose
he / she / it forecloses
past simple foreclosed
-ing form foreclosing