foreclose

Part of speech: verb

To bar by judicial proceedings the right to redeem, as mortgaged property; shut out; exclude.

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Usage examples "foreclose":

  1. He pulled out his watch and said, " It's ten now- you must take up that note by twelve or I shall foreclose." - "Dawson Black: Retail Merchant", Harold Whitehead.
  2. " As he holds the mortgage and can foreclose at any moment, it is his business," insisted Silver tartly. - "Red Money", Fergus Hume.
  3. And here I must foreclose some criticisms which have been made on this book. - "Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.", Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann.