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  1. forestall

    • IPA[fərˈstôl]

    美式

    • v.
      prevent or obstruct (an anticipated event or action) by taking action ahead of time;act in advance of (someone) in order to prevent them from doing something
    • verb: forestall, 3rd person present: forestalls, gerund or present participle: forestalling, past tense: forestalled, past participle: forestalled

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. prevent or obstruct (an anticipated event or action) by taking action ahead of time vitamins may forestall many diseases of aging
    • act in advance of (someone) in order to prevent them from doing something she started to rise, but Erica forestalled her and got the telephone
    • buy up (goods) in order to profit by an enhanced price.
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    • IPA[fɔːˈstɔːl]

    英式

    • v.
      prevent or obstruct (an anticipated event or action) by taking advance action: they will present their resignations to forestall a vote of no confidence

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