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VERB (1)

1. dismiss from consideration or a contest;
- Example: "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"
- Example: "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
[syn: rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

winnow out v 1: dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration" [syn: rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject]