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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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foreclose
Present
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Preterite
I foreclosed
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Present Continuous
I am foreclosing
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Present Perfect
I have foreclosed
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Past Continuous
I was foreclosing
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Past Perfect
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you had foreclosed
he/she/it had foreclosed
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Future
I will foreclose
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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
I will have been foreclosing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreclosing
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we 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 ?
Four hundred pounds," said Sir Richard, "and the Bishop swears he will foreclose the mortgage if they are not paid promptly.
West that if Leslie wouldn't marry him he'd get his father to foreclose the mortgage.
According to CBS affiliate WINK-TV, Bank of America spent five months ignoring a Collier County judge's orders to pay the legal expenses incurred by Golden Gate Estates homeowners Maureen and Warren Nygerges, when it wrongly tried to foreclose on them almost two years ago.
The pair had scheduled to foreclose with a plan to convert the complex into a co-op that would allow tenants to buy their apartments and, for those who preferred to continue to rent, continue to do so affordably.
BancorpSouth was trying to foreclose on the properties in southwest Little Rock that secured Dreamland's loans.
Lenders must file a default notice in the County Clerk's Office to foreclose on a property.
In each domain the function of external instruction is to foreclose dysfunctional options.
Under the loan impairment standard we're going to get a much better measure of the actual impairment when companies have to foreclose and sell the foreclosed asset.
In Massachusetts, lenders filed more than 28,000 petitions to foreclose on borrowers in 2009.
These institutions--despite all the various government programs and private promises--are continuing to foreclose at a voracious rate.
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, an arm of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, was given the ridge-top land in 1995 to preserve for hiking, riding and biking trails, but a Delaware investment firm holds a lien on the acreage and is seeking to foreclose.