forestall[ fohr-stawl, fawr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF forestall
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORESTALL
After this she would be on her guard, forestall Martin, do tenderly what he would do harshly.
He must straight to Rosamund to forestall the tale that others would carry to her.
He could see it forming, and went on hurriedly to forestall it.
Nettie rose when they approached her to forestall their questions.
Jim turned up his coat collar to forestall a possible repetition.
But God does forestall us with His benevolence, for He hath first loved us.
She did not speak to him much, but she was quick to forestall his wants.
You cannot forestall that; you must depend upon your own self-confidence.
"You would only forestall my own blow," she said quietly, and there was new silence.
Congress accordingly decided to forestall him by invading Canada.