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Verb: forestall  for'stol
  1. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    "Your role in the projects forestalls your involvement in the competitive project";
    - prevent, foreclose, preclude, forbid
     
  2. Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    - anticipate, foresee, counter

Derived forms: forestalled, forestalling, forestalls

Type of: act, move