forestall

Part of speech: verb

To hinder; anticipate; prevent.

Part of speech: verb

To contron in one's own favor; as, to forestall the market.

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Usage examples "forestall":

  1. He was afraid some one else might forestall him in gaining possession of the coveted instrument. - "The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way", Horatio Alger.
  2. Come, wife, said the doctor, don't you forestall my communication. - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.
  3. So early as August, 1667, steps had been taken by the Estates of Holland to forestall the danger that threatened. - "History of Holland", George Edmundson.