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prevent
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • Every pore inside the boys' cheeks became a spouting fountain; they could scarcely bail out the cellars under their tongues fast enough to prevent an inundation; little overflowings down their throats occurred in spite of all they could do, and sudden retchings followed every time.
    Chapter 16 (54% in)

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