Definition of Forestall

  • (v. t.) To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate.
  • (v. t.) To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance.
  • (v. t.) To deprive; -- with of.
  • (v. t.) To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market.

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