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forestall

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforestallfore‧stall /fɔːˈstɔːl $ fɔːrˈstɒːl/ verb [transitive] formal  PREVENTto prevent something from happening or prevent someone from doing something by doing something first a measure intended to forestall further attacks→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
forestallThe legislation is now likely to prove the basis for implementing the referendum it failed to forestall.But first, a brief general comment about space and time in order to forestall a possible misunderstanding.The National Guard was sent in, to forestall any trouble.Prior's Trade Union Act of 1980 was a moderate measure intended to forestall further attacks on union power.Once problems have actually arisen help of various kinds may supply a remedy or at least forestall something worse.
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Verb table
forestall
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyforestall
he, she, itforestalls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforestalled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave forestalled
he, she, ithas forestalled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad forestalled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill forestall
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have forestalled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam forestalling
he, she, itis forestalling
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you, we, theyare forestalling
Past
I, he, she, itwas forestalling
you, we, theywere forestalling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been forestalling
he, she, ithas been forestalling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been forestalling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be forestalling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been forestalling
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