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pre-qualify

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Pronunciation: /priːˈkwɒlɪfʌɪ
 
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Definition of pre-qualify in English:

verb

[no object]
Qualify in advance to take part in a sporting event: (as adjective pre-qualifying) players who fail at the pre-qualifying stage
More example sentences
  • His aim was to get through five matches to progress through pre-qualifying to qualifying proper for the televised tournament.
  • ‘There may well be a chance of playing in the Hong Kong Open next month if some of the bigger names pull out and I might even go to South Africa to try to pre-qualify for their tour early next year,’ he added.
  • ‘There are four pre-qualifying events which all take place at the same time - between March 31 and April 1,’ said Wheatley.

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