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1. forestall

verb. ['fɔrˈstɔl'] keep from happening or arising; make impossible.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • stave off
  • stymie
  • block
  • cross
  • bilk
  • deflect
  • ward off
  • halt
  • frustrate
  • stymy
  • prevent
  • make unnecessary
  • baffle
  • avert
  • save
  • avoid
  • kibosh
  • embarrass
  • preclude
  • head off
  • obviate
  • forfend
  • debar
  • spoil
  • scotch
  • stop
  • foil
  • forbid
  • hinder
  • thwart
  • forefend
  • blockade
  • queer
  • fend off

Antonyms

  • free
  • show
  • natural object
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • forestallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forestalle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forstal (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Forestall

  • montreal
  • senegal
  • peterpaul
  • luminol
  • vantol
  • vanhall
  • vandall
  • mcphaul
  • mcnall
  • mcfaul
  • mcfall
  • install
  • enthral
  • baseball
  • squall
  • sprawl
  • scrawl
  • sabol
  • recall
  • nepal
  • metall
  • mehall
  • mccaul
  • mccall
  • fairall
  • engwall
  • edsall
  • depaul
  • befall
  • bacall

Sentences with forestall


1. Verb, base form
If you’re unemployed or have no assets, you may be able to temporarily forestall being sued.

2. Adjective
You can call up the insurance agent and forestall cancellation of your policy by making the next payment.

Quotes about forestall


1. Prolific [10w] "Perhaps I'm prolific because I believe creativity can forestall death.
- Beryl Dov

2. forestall

verb. ['fɔrˈstɔl'] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time.

Synonyms

  • act
  • counter
  • move
  • anticipate

Antonyms

  • bring to
  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember

Etymology

  • forestallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forestalle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forstal (Middle English (1100-1500))
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