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disqualify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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disqualifydis‧qual‧i‧fy /dɪsˈkwɒlɪfaɪ $ -ˈkwɑː-/ verb (disqualified, disqualifying, disqualifies) [transitive]  1 DSto stop someone from taking part in an activity because they have broken a rule syn ban They disqualified the team for fielding an underage player.be disqualified from (doing) something He was disqualified from driving. Grammar Disqualify is often passive in this meaning.2 to unfairly prevent someone from doing a job or taking part in an activity syn excludedisqualify somebody from (doing) something a system which disqualifies the poor from educationdisqualification /dɪsˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən $ -ˌkwɑː-/ noun [countable, uncountable] automatic disqualification
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Examples from the Corpus
disqualifyAs a result, he was disqualified as a candidate, and he went to court.In 1987, the agency had directed blood banks to similarly disqualify donors who have received pituitary-derived growth hormone.They can also be disqualified from acting as directors of companies in the future.He was fined £500, and disqualified from holding any political office.Three athletes were disqualified from the championships after failing drugs tests.You will be disqualified if you step out a fourth time.Trusts have long been used to hold assets that would otherwise disqualify the heir from public assistance.Two notable and deserving successes cited by her in no way disqualify the principle of special needs.They also have a nasty reputation that disqualifies them as role models for the Bears.The opposition has asked the courts to disqualify two elected members of parliament.disqualified from drivingAt the time of the crash in July, he'd been disqualified from driving.Harris, who also picked up a speeding conviction last year, was disqualified from driving for 21 days and fined £100.He was fined a total of £300 and disqualified from driving for a year.He was disqualified from driving for six months.He was ordered to perform 160 hours community service and disqualified from driving for six months.He was sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders' institution disqualified from driving for two years.If you were disqualified from driving, this two year period starts when the period of disqualification has ended.disqualify somebody from (doing) somethingBeing infected should not add to her credibility, while not being so should not disqualify her from comment, she says.Any defilement disqualified them from contact with the holy things.Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge and disqualified him from driving for two years.Consequently, President Roosevelt dismissed the entire batallion of approximately 160 men and disqualified them from further military or government employment.That would be seen by many as an unpardonable failure that disqualifies him from having a second run.Being declared bankrupt also disqualifies you from holding certain public offices.Some workers worry that the plan will disqualify them from promotions.Trusts have long been used to hold assets that would otherwise disqualify the heir from public assistance.
From Longman Business Dictionarydisqualifydis‧qual‧i‧fy /dɪsˈkwɒləfaɪ-ˈkwɑː-/ verb (past tense and past participle disqualified) [transitive] to officially or legally stop someone being allowed to do something, because they have done something wrongThe General Medical Council had disqualified a doctor for misconduct.He was disqualified from driving for a drink-driving offence.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
disqualify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydisqualify
he, she, itdisqualifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisqualified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disqualified
he, she, ithas disqualified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disqualified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill disqualify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disqualified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disqualifying
he, she, itis disqualifying
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you, we, theyare disqualifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas disqualifying
you, we, theywere disqualifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disqualifying
he, she, ithas been disqualifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disqualifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disqualifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disqualifying
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