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forestall

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Verb forestall has 2 senses
  1. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid - keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
    Derived form: noun forestalling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter - act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    --2 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun forestalling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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