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forestall   (Sound)

Overview of verb forestall

The verb forestall has 2 senses

  • 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")

  • anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter -- (act in advance of; deal with ahead of time)