Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb foreclose

2 senses of foreclose

Sense 1
prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (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")

Sense 2
foreclose -- (subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage)
       => reclaim, repossess -- (claim back)

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