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used in Things Fall Apart

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to stop (something from happening)
  • Some of them were very violent, and there had been a mad rush for shelter earlier in the day when one appeared with a sharp machete and was only prevented from doing serious harm by two men who restrained him with the help of a strong rope tied round his waist.
    p. 121.9

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