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prevent
used in The Merry Wives of Windsor

3 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • Have I laid my brain in the sun, and dried it, that it wants matter to prevent so gross o'er-reaching as this?
    5.5 — Act 5 Scene 5 — Another part of the Park (58% in)
  • With liver burning hot: prevent, or go thou, Like Sir Actaeon he, with Ringwood at thy heels.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Before PAGE'S house (50% in)
  • I will prevent this, detect my wife, be revenged on Falstaff, and laugh at Page.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Garter Inn (99% in)

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