HyperDic: forestall

English > 2 senses of the word forestall:
VERBsocialforestall, prevent, foreclose, preclude, forbidkeep from happening / happening or arising
socialforestall, anticipate, foresee, counteract in advance of
forestall > pronunciation
Soundsfaorstao'l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > forestall: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningKeep from happening / happening or arising; make impossible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsprevent, foreclose, preclude, forbid
Narrowerdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
inhibitLimit the range or extent of
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
save, make unnecessarymake unnecessary an expenditure or effort
stop, halt, block, kiboshStop from happening / happening or developing
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Spanishestorbar, evitar, impedir, imposibilitar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalandestorbar, evitar, impedir, impossibilitar, prevenir, prohibir
Nounsforestallingthe act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
English > forestall: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningAct in advance of; deal / deal with ahead of time.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsanticipate, foresee, counter
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishanticiparse, anticipar, prever
Catalananticipar-se, anticipar
Nounsforestallingthe act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

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