forestall

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forestall /foɚˈstɑːl/ verb
forestalls; forestalled; forestalling
forestall
/foɚˈstɑːl/
verb
forestalls; forestalled; forestalling
Learner's definition of FORESTALL
[+ object]
: to stop (something) from happening or to cause (something) to happen at a later time
: to act before (someone else) in order to prevent something
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