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fore·stall

 (fôr-stôl′)
tr.v. fore·stalled, fore·stall·ing, fore·stalls
1.
a. To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand: "rehabilitative care, where the goal is not so much to cure disease as it is to forestall further decline" (George Anders). See Synonyms at prevent.
b. To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
2. To prevent or hinder normal sales in (a market), as by buying up merchandise.

[Middle English forestallen, to waylay and rob, from forestal, highway robbery, ambush, from Old English foresteall : fore-, fore- + steall, position; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

fore·stall′er n.
fore·stall′ment n.
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forestall

(fɔːˈstɔːl)
vb (tr)
1. to delay, stop, or guard against beforehand
2. to anticipate
3. (Commerce)
a. to prevent or hinder sales at (a market, etc) by buying up merchandise in advance, etc
b. to buy up (merchandise) for profitable resale. Compare corner21
[C14 forestallen to waylay, from Old English foresteall an ambush, from fore- in front of + steall place]
foreˈstaller n
foreˈstalment, foreˈstallment n
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fore•stall

(foʊrˈstɔl, fɔr-)

v.t.
1. to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance.
2. to act beforehand with or get ahead of; anticipate.
3. to buy up (goods) in advance in order to increase the price when resold.
[1350–1400; Middle English, v. derivative of forstalle, Old English foresteall intervention (to defeat justice), waylaying. See fore-, stall2]
fore•stall′er, n.
fore•stall′ment, forestal′ment, n.
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forestall


Past participle: forestalled
Gerund: forestalling

Imperative
forestall
forestall
Present
I forestall
you forestall
he/she/it forestalls
we forestall
you forestall
they forestall
Preterite
I forestalled
you forestalled
he/she/it forestalled
we forestalled
you forestalled
they forestalled
Present Continuous
I am forestalling
you are forestalling
he/she/it is forestalling
we are forestalling
you are forestalling
they are forestalling
Present Perfect
I have forestalled
you have forestalled
he/she/it has forestalled
we have forestalled
you have forestalled
they have forestalled
Past Continuous
I was forestalling
you were forestalling
he/she/it was forestalling
we were forestalling
you were forestalling
they were forestalling
Past Perfect
I had forestalled
you had forestalled
he/she/it had forestalled
we had forestalled
you had forestalled
they had forestalled
Future
I will forestall
you will forestall
he/she/it will forestall
we will forestall
you will forestall
they will forestall
Future Perfect
I will have forestalled
you will have forestalled
he/she/it will have forestalled
we will have forestalled
you will have forestalled
they will have forestalled
Future Continuous
I will be forestalling
you will be forestalling
he/she/it will be forestalling
we will be forestalling
you will be forestalling
they will be forestalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forestalling
you have been forestalling
he/she/it has been forestalling
we have been forestalling
you have been forestalling
they have been forestalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forestalling
you will have been forestalling
he/she/it will have been forestalling
we will have been forestalling
you will have been forestalling
they will have been forestalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forestalling
you had been forestalling
he/she/it had been forestalling
we had been forestalling
you had been forestalling
they had been forestalling
Conditional
I would forestall
you would forestall
he/she/it would forestall
we would forestall
you would forestall
they would forestall
Past Conditional
I would have forestalled
you would have forestalled
he/she/it would have forestalled
we would have forestalled
you would have forestalled
they would have forestalled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forestall - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
make unnecessary, save - make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, avert, stave off, ward off, avoid, debar, obviate - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
frustrate, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
kibosh, stop, block, halt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
2.forestall - act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
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forestall

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forestall

verb
To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action:
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Translations

forestall

[fɔːˈstɔːl] VT (= anticipate) [+ event, accident] → prevenir; [+ rival, competitor] → adelantarse a (Comm) → acaparar
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forestall

[fɔːrˈstɔːl] vt [+ person] → devancer; [+ event, action] → anticiper
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forestall

vt sb, rivalzuvorkommen (+dat); accident, eventualityvorbeugen (+dat); crisis, danger, disasterabwenden; wish, desireim Keim ersticken; objectionvorwegnehmen
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forestall

[fɔːˈstɔːl] vt (anticipate, event, accident) → prevenire; (rival, competitor) → anticipare
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References in classic literature ?
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
"Now you are going to say something about law being the worst wilderness of the two, but I forestall you; remember, I have forestalled you."
Shimerda was inclined to make trouble-- her son was still under age--she would be forestalled. Jake said he might as well take the wagon and haul to market the pig he had been fattening.
Dantes was then guilty, and now he is innocent, and it is as much my duty to free him as it was to condemn him." Villefort thus forestalled any danger of an inquiry, which, however improbable it might be, if it did take place would leave him defenceless.
"Are you sure," said the queen doubtfully, "that you have not been forestalled?"
According to the APC, in a statement by its Acting National Public Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, the presence of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) actually forestalled the violence that Saraki had planned to foist on the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], May 13 (ANI): Afghan forces on Saturday forestalled multiple coordinated assaults on the security checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing over 100 Taliban militants.
Gains in public coverage forestalled a significant increase in the uninsured: The proportion of the under-65 population enrolled in public coverage--primarily Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program--rose from 9% in 2001 to 12% in 2003.