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prevent
used in I Am the Cheese

4 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • Adam's shyness had always prevented him from making easy friendships.
    Chapter 22 — TAPE OZK011/OZK012 (37% in)
  • But something kept him awake, prevented him from sleeping.
    Chapter 2 — TAPE OZK001 (30% in)
  • Mud kicks at my legs because the front tire has no fender, nothing to prevent the mud from splashing.
    Chapter 11 (16% in)
  • The package is for my father and nobody, nobody is going to take it away from me or prevent me from bringing it to him.
    Chapter 14 (90% in)

There are no more uses of "prevent" in I Am the Cheese.

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