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prevent
used in Sycamore Row

2 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • Jake, though, had no idea what was coming; thus, he had no way to prevent it.
    p. 552.8
  • No video cameras; no security sensors; a dead bolt on the front door; no chains; almost nothing to prevent even a half-witted cat burglar from sneaking in during the night and taking his time.
    p. 334.2

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