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Definition of forestall:

(v) : to prevent, delay or hinder something by taking precautionary or anticipatory measures; to avert; to purchase the complete supply of a good, particularly foodstuffs, in order to charge a monopoly price
"fred forestalled disaster by his prompt action."
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Definition of forestall:

(v) : to prevent, delay or hinder something by taking precautionary or anticipatory measures; to avert; to purchase the complete supply of a good, particularly foodstuffs, in order to charge a monopoly price
"fred forestalled disaster by his prompt action."

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