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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 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
foreclose
foreclose
Present
I foreclose
you foreclose
he/she/it forecloses
we foreclose
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they foreclose
Preterite
I foreclosed
you foreclosed
he/she/it foreclosed
we foreclosed
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they foreclosed
Present Continuous
I am foreclosing
you are foreclosing
he/she/it is foreclosing
we are foreclosing
you are foreclosing
they are foreclosing
Present Perfect
I have foreclosed
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we have foreclosed
you have foreclosed
they have foreclosed
Past Continuous
I was foreclosing
you were foreclosing
he/she/it was foreclosing
we were foreclosing
you were foreclosing
they were foreclosing
Past Perfect
I had foreclosed
you had foreclosed
he/she/it had foreclosed
we had foreclosed
you had foreclosed
they had foreclosed
Future
I will foreclose
you will foreclose
he/she/it will foreclose
we will foreclose
you will foreclose
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Future Perfect
I will have foreclosed
you will have foreclosed
he/she/it will have foreclosed
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Future Continuous
I will be foreclosing
you will be foreclosing
he/she/it 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
you will have been foreclosing
he/she/it will have been foreclosing
we will have been foreclosing
you will have been foreclosing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreclosing
you had been foreclosing
he/she/it had been foreclosing
we had been foreclosing
you 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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we would have foreclosed
you 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 ?
The next thing you know that mortgage will be foreclosed on Mis' Randall, and she and the children won't have a roof over their heads.
A mortgage was foreclosed on it, and we had to give up possession.
Besides, though I jested with him (as he supposed it) so often about my poverty, yet, when he found it to be true, he had foreclosed all manner of objection, seeing, whether he was in jest or in earnest, he had declared he took me without any regard to my portion, and, whether I was in jest or in earnest, I had declared myself to be very poor; so that, in a word, I had him fast both ways; and though he might say afterwards he was cheated, yet he could never say that I had cheated him.
The bank had foreclosed a mortgage effected on the property thus pleasantly situated, by one of the Coketown magnates, who, in his determination to make a shorter cut than usual to an enormous fortune, overspeculated himself by about two hundred thousand pounds.
HUD found that 79 percent of Springfield neighborhoods have enough foreclosed homes and risky high-interest-rate loans to qualify for the grants.
It's trying to get a determination as to whether the property is subject to the deed and whether the property can be foreclosed,'' attorney Robert Pippin said.
When EDEA learned of this lease, it commenced a re-foreclosure action which sought a judgement declaring that Davyon had no interest in the property and that Davyon was foreclosed from claiming any right to the property and that EDEA is the sole and lawful owner of the property involved.
The mortgagor's thoughts usually are consumed by the economic circumstances preceding the foreclosure--a job loss or a business failure-- while the mortgagee typically focuses on the potential loss of goodwill or its lack of expertise in managing and marketing the repossessed or foreclosed property.
27 million) and the debtor ($13 million) if all three properties had been foreclosed.
In Seven Business Days, 134 Formerly Foreclosed Homes Are On Track To Be Put Back Into Productive Use
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O'Brien had previously said that Bank of America was identified as being responsible for 124 foreclosed properties in the city.