Rule-out Definition

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To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
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(idiomatic) To reject an option from a list of possibilities.

As John Doe had an alibi, the police were able to rule him out as a suspect.
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(idiomatic) To make something impossible.

The constant rain ruled out any chance of a game of tennis.
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