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v. fore·bod·ed, fore·bod·ing, fore·bodes
1. To indicate the likelihood of; portend: harsh words that foreboded estrangement.
2. To have a premonition of (a future misfortune).
To prophesy or predict.
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1. to warn of or indicate (an event, result, etc) in advance
2. to have an intuition or premonition of (an event)
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v. -bod•ed, -bod•ing. v.t.
1. to foretell or predict; be an omen of; portend: clouds foreboding a storm.
2. to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil, etc.); have a presentiment of.v.i.
3. to prophesy.
4. to have a presentiment.
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Past participle: foreboded
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|Verb||1.||forebode - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"|
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
hazard, guess, venture, pretend - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
augur - predict from an omen
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