prewarn


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prewarn

(priːˈwɔːn)
vb
to warn in advance
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Its best not to prewarn them - you want their reaction to be real and you don't want them to give you the opportunity to take the joke out."
Strategically positioned radars detect and prewarn of slope instabilities that could endanger operating personnel and equipment and disrupt operations.
There is even a camera system to prewarn of the depth of water ahead so you don't exceed the car's wading limit.
The needed traffic signs were also installed to prewarn the motoring public.
"You stop and think you have to figure it out, because you're not prewarned. And my mum was focused on the fact that she had no idea how hard it would be, so she wanted to know how to help other people," she recalls.
Displaced families were prewarned about the showcase, which was due to start at 11.45pm, while extra support staff were deployed.
Adam plans to propose, and Liv, not one for surprises, has been duly prewarned by her best friend Cass.
Motorists and residents were prewarned and told to expect disruption.
Although the audience has already been prewarned by the radio host that Chuck's drug and criminal history should make them skeptical of his "solution" to the drug problem in Vancouver, Jack Webster adds, "But you know, all the addicts say the same thing.
2006) ("[T]he officers did not have prewarned incriminating statements with which to cross-examine [the suspect] in order to pressure him to repeat them and thereby undermine the Miranda warnings.").