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fore·close

 (fôr-klōz′)
v. fore·closed, fore·clos·ing, fore·clos·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To enforce (a lien, deed of trust, or mortgage) in whatever manner is provided for by law.
b. To bring a suit to prevent a mortgagor from redeeming (a property) by paying any outstanding debt.
2. To exclude or rule out; bar.
3. To settle or resolve beforehand.
v.intr.
To enforce a lien, deed of trust, or mortgage as permitted by law: The bank foreclosed on the property.

[Middle English forclosen, to exclude from an inheritance, from Old French forclos, shut out, past participle of forclore, to exclude : fors-, outside (from Latin forīs; see dhwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + clore, to close (from Latin claudere).]

fore·clos′a·ble adj.

foreclose

(fɔːˈkləʊz)
vb
1. (Law) law to deprive (a mortgagor, etc) of the right to redeem (a mortgage or pledge)
2. (tr) to shut out; bar
3. (tr) to prevent or hinder
4. (tr) to answer or settle (an obligation, promise, etc) in advance
5. (tr) to make an exclusive claim to
[C15: from Old French forclore, from for- out + clore to close, from Latin claudere]
foreˈclosable adj
foreclosure n

fore•close

(fɔrˈkloʊz, foʊr-)

v. -closed, -clos•ing. v.t.
1.
a. to deprive (a mortgagor) of the right to redeem a property, esp. after defaulting on mortgage payments.
b. to subject (a property) to foreclosure.
c. to take away the right to redeem (a mortgage).
2. to shut out; exclude.
3. to hinder or prevent; preclude; forbid.
4. to establish an exclusive claim to.
5. to close, settle, or answer beforehand.
v.i.
6. to foreclose a mortgage.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French forclore to exclude =for- out + clore to shut (Latin claudere)]
fore•clos′a•ble, adj.

foreclose


Past participle: foreclosed
Gerund: foreclosing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
I was foreclosing
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have foreclosed
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Future Continuous
I will be foreclosing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreclosing
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreclosing
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Conditional
I would foreclose
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Past Conditional
I would have foreclosed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foreclose - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
make unnecessary, save - make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, avert, stave off, ward off, avoid, debar, obviate - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
frustrate, queer, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
kibosh, stop, block, halt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
2.foreclose - subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage
reclaim, repossess - claim back
Translations

foreclose

[fɔːˈkləʊz] (Jur)
A. VT [+ mortgage] → extinguir el derecho de redimir
B. VIextinguir el derecho de redimir una/la hipoteca

foreclose

[fɔːrˈkləʊz] vt
to foreclose on → saisir

foreclose

vt loan, mortgagekündigen
vi to foreclose on a loan/mortgageein Darlehen/eine Hypothek kündigen; to foreclose on somebodyjds Kredit/Hypothek kündigen

foreclose

[fɔːˈkləʊz] vt (Law) (also foreclose on) → pignorare
References in classic literature ?
There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; no unreasonable tailors and shoemakers perversely bent on being paid; no duns of any description and battery attorneys, to foment discord, backing their clients up to a quarrel, and then knocking their heads together; no poor relations, everlastingly occupying the spare bed-chamber, and diminishing the elbow room at the family table; no destitute widows with their children starving on the cold charities of the world; no beggars; no debtors' prisons; no proud and hard-hearted nabobs in Typee; or to sum up all in one word--no Money
There are deeds of trust, mortgages, certificates of release, transfers, judgments, foreclosures, writs of attachment, orders of sale, tax liens, petitions for letters of administration, and decrees of distribution.
You must remember that the first mortgage comes in for the first claim after taxes, and if the foreclosure doesn't bring enough to satisfy more than that, the second mortgage is sleeping on its rights.
I did not appear but through this agent I forced the foreclosure, and but few days (no more, believe me, than the law allowed) were given John Claverhouse to remove his goods and chattels from the premises.
Then came a public outcry over the scandal at Bank of America and JP Morgan, where officials were discovered to have issued foreclosures on homes without even bothering to review them.
How to Stop Foreclosure With several years in of experience in this area, Consumer Action Law Group has become the premier law firm for stopping foreclosures and giving consumers free legal advice how to stop foreclosure .
In October 2010, as scrutiny increased over the processing of foreclosures, foreclosure sales dropped off significantly, particularly in judicial states.
Many observers cite weak economic conditions and above-average subprime-mortgage issuance as central factors in Cleveland's high rate of foreclosures.
Over the next 12 to 36 months, real estate foreclosures are going to substantially increase and we will experience significant property value declines in certain geographic markets of our nation," said Phillip Comeau, an innovative leader in mortgage delinquent loan management, speaking at an annual meeting of the nation's loss mitigation experts at the Five Star Default Servicing Conference, in Dallas, Texas last week.
Foreclosures in Los Angeles County accounted for 21 percent of California's activity.
The increases were spread across the country, with the largest volumes of foreclosures in Texas (6,132 active and pending foreclosures; 1,896 new foreclosures), Ohio (4,162 active and pending foreclosures; 1,087 new foreclosures), Michigan (4,001 active and pending foreclosures; 980 new foreclosures), North Carolina (3,873 active and pending foreclosures; 959 new foreclosures) and Indiana (3,566 active and pending foreclosures; 1,111 new foreclosures).
Foreclosures fell for the second month in a row in October to nationwide lows not seen since last February, according to the latest U.