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prevent
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

4 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • And as a result of being fed grossly inadequate and befouled food and water, thousands more died of starvation and easily preventable diseases.
    p. 228.7
  • By preventing "unfit" people from having children, eugenicists believed, the human race would be strengthened.
    p. 12.1
  • Even if Japan surrendered, many POWs believed the guards would murder them anyway, out of vengeance or to prevent them from testifying in war crimes trials.
    p. 219.8
  • To prevent disaster, someone ran onto the road and wrote DROP HERE.
    p. 227.8

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