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forestall

forestall - Dictionary definition and meaning for word forestall

Definition
(verb) keep from happening or arising; make impossible
Synonyms : forbid , foreclose , preclude , prevent
Example Sentence
  • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
  • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Definition
(verb) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
Synonyms : anticipate , counter , foresee

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for forestall

Fore means before. Stall means to stop. Hence Forestall == Before Stop. i.e to stop something before it happens.
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by subhasish

stall is to stop.. fore means before.. i.e fore + stall = taking precautions before itself, to prevent unwanted action..
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by kvsharat

Go FORward with putting the horse in the STALL to prevent him from getting out and causing trouble.
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by Marise

FORESTALL sounds like (Force to stop) him in Advance Before he release it was the End of the road.
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by NandhakishoreChitturi

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by swap.kamble

forestall = he has installed it previously; fore means previous.
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by shaktipada

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