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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeforehandbe‧fore‧hand /bɪˈfɔːhænd $ -ˈfɔːr-/ ●○○ adverb  BEFOREbefore something else happens or is done The police need to be briefed beforehand on how to deal with this sort of situation. When you give a speech, it’s natural to feel nervous beforehand.see thesaurus at before
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beforehandAlmost all the food was prepared beforehand.Buyer behaviour must, therefore, be ascertained beforehand.Evidently this was not in the agreement made beforehand.Should there be wider discussion of these issues beforehand?You can brown it in hot fat beforehand if you really want to.As any Economics 101 student could have warned beforehand, none of these schemes has had more than a marginal impact.We had agreed beforehand not to tell anyone else about our plans.She says she goes into training beforehand, taking extra vitamins, doing extra aerobics and eating right.You should have told me beforehand that you might be late.You are given drugs about half an hour beforehand then you're wheeled into a big room which is all tiled.
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