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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.
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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
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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.
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foreclose


Past participle: foreclosed
Gerund: foreclosing

Imperative
foreclose
foreclose
Present
I foreclose
you foreclose
he/she/it forecloses
we foreclose
you foreclose
they foreclose
Preterite
I foreclosed
you foreclosed
he/she/it foreclosed
we foreclosed
you foreclosed
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
you have foreclosed
he/she/it has foreclosed
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
they will foreclose
Future Perfect
I will have foreclosed
you will have foreclosed
he/she/it will have foreclosed
we will have foreclosed
you will have foreclosed
they will have foreclosed
Future Continuous
I will be foreclosing
you will be foreclosing
he/she/it will be foreclosing
we will be foreclosing
you will be foreclosing
they will be foreclosing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreclosing
you have been foreclosing
he/she/it has been foreclosing
we have been foreclosing
you have been foreclosing
they have been foreclosing
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
they will have been foreclosing
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
they had been foreclosing
Conditional
I would foreclose
you would foreclose
he/she/it would foreclose
we would foreclose
you would foreclose
they would foreclose
Past Conditional
I would have foreclosed
you would have foreclosed
he/she/it would have foreclosed
we would have foreclosed
you would have foreclosed
they 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, 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
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Translations

foreclose

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

[fɔːrˈkləʊz] vt
to foreclose on → saisir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

foreclose

vt loan, mortgagekündigen
vi to foreclose on a loan/mortgageein Darlehen/eine Hypothek kündigen; to foreclose on somebodyjds Kredit/Hypothek kündigen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

foreclose

[fɔːˈkləʊz] vt (Law) (also foreclose on) → pignorare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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By foreclosing those houses Pag-ibig forecloses the family memories in those days they stayed in those houses.
In the second quarter of the year, banks resorted to foreclosing an increased number of primary residences -- a step considered taboo in Cypriot society -- by setting a date for the first auction, the report marked as classified said.
Citibank concedes the May date is incorrect, but it claims that this amounts to a mere scrivener's error, which the foreclosing attorney appropriately cured by simultaneously recording an affidavit under G.L.c.
When the ordinance was adopted, foreclosing lenders would typically evict the occupants of a property before the foreclosure was completed.
The foreclosed owner in those cases would be limited to monetary damages from the foreclosing bank.
[paragraph] In states reporting the highest number of foreclosures--Florida, New Jersey, Illinois and California--plus New York, lenders have successfully brought foreclosure actions without the original mortgage note where the foreclosing party can fully detail the note's chain of transfers without any gaps.
The agreement forged by bankers' representing the nation's five largest lenders and 49 attorneys general details the steps lenders will take before foreclosing on mortgage holders.
Morgan said the protesters were targeting Wells Fargo because they wanted the bank to stop foreclosing on homeowners.
At a May 18 hearing, ECCU planned to ask the bankruptcy court to revise the lift stay motion so that it can proceed with foreclosing on Lehman's subordinate mortgage and the church's ownership interest in the property.
Banks are still foreclosing faster than they're selling off foreclosed houses, said Daren Blomquist, spokesman for the California-based RealtyTrac housing information company.