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forestall
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
to prevent something by taking action
  • Her light grey eyes wandered continually from one to the other, noting every little want and forestalling it if possible.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (47% in)

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