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prevent
used in Not Without My Daughter

6 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • There's no way you can prevent him from having visitation rights.
  • For example, it was a crime for a woman to do anything to prevent conception against her husband's wishes.
  • How could I have not seen and thus prevented this misery?
  • Finally, I learned of another and perhaps most important contingency that prevented Moody from considering a return.
  • There's no way you can prevent him from having visitation rights with Mahtob.
  • I did not know what Moody would do next, but I knew that he had not yet called the police, and I was confident that my threat would prevent him from doing so-at least tonight.

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