how to pronounce forestall


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“… the way just to forestall a question …”

meanings of forestall


  1. To prevent, delay or hinder something by taking precautionary or anticipatory measures; to avert.
  2. To anticipate, to act foreseeingly.
  3. To deprive (with of).
  4. To obstruct or stop up, as a road; to stop the passage of a highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market.
  5. To preclude or bar from happening, render impossible.
  6. To purchase the complete supply of a good, particularly foodstuffs, in order to charge a monopoly price.


  1. An ambush; plot; an interception; waylaying; rescue.
  2. Something situated or placed in front.

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