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forestall


verb
1. keep from happening or arising;
make impossible (Freq. 4)
- My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
- Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
Syn:
prevent, foreclose, preclude, forbid
Derivationally related forms:
preclusion (for: preclude), forestalling, preventive (for: prevent), preventative (for: prevent)
Hyponyms:
save, make unnecessary, debar, forefend, forfend,
obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off,
avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder,
stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil,
scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk,
stop, halt, kibosh
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. act in advance of;
deal with ahead of time
Syn:
anticipate, foresee, counter
Derivationally related forms:
forestalling, anticipatory (for: anticipate), anticipator (for: anticipate)
Hypernyms:
act, move
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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