how to pronounce forestall


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forestall is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of forestall in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 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.

forestall frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word forestall occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics forestall can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that forestall can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

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