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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
forestall /fɔ:'stɔ:l/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chận trước, đón đầu
    • đoán trước; giải quyết sớm
      • to forestall someone's desires: đoán trước được ý muốn của người nào
    • (sử học) đầu cơ tích trữ
Concise Dictionary
+keep from happening or arising; make impossible
+act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Thesaurus Dictionary
anticipate, prevent, obstruct, hinder, obviate, thwart, preclude, frustrate, avert, ward or stave or fend off, intercept, parry, stop, delay:
The frigate effectively forestalled our plan to sail away secretly.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
[VN] (written) to prevent sth from happening or sb from doing sth by doing sth first: Try to anticipate what your child will do and forestall problems. + Any plans for a peaceful settlement were forestalled by the intervention of the army.

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