forestall ( forestalls 3rd person present) ( forestalling present participle) ( forestalled past tense & past participle ) If you forestall someone, you realize what they are likely to do and prevent them from doing it. verb
Large numbers of police were in the square to forestall any demonstrations. V n
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anticipate, balk, circumvent, frustrate, head off, hinder, intercept, nip in the bud, obviate, parry, preclude, prevent, provide against, thwart
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