Definition of rule out of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rule out of

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

rule somebody out of something

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(in sports) to state that a player, runner, etc. will not be able to take part in a sports event; to prevent a player from taking part He has been ruled out of the match with a knee injury.
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