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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Keep from happening or arising; Act in advance of.

Usage examples (32)
  • Industry's desire to forestall criticisms, arising from an inflated fear of them, only serves to aggravate public distrust.
  • So rather than sort of eliminating politics it really might just kind of forestall it and really kind of rile it up over the next 48 months.
  • Which d'you think, 'forestall' or 'outmaneuver'? "
  • So buying Chrysler would only forestall the inevitable. for more
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