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Forestalling

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Noun

1. forestalling, obviation, preclusion

the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

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Forestalling

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to delay, stop, or guard against beforehand
2. 
to anticipate
3. 
a. 
to prevent or hinder sales at (a market, etc) by buying up merchandise in advance, etc
b. 
to buy up (merchandise) for profitable resale
Compare corner (sense 21)

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Forestalling

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verb transitive
1. 
to prevent or hinder by doing something ahead of time
2. 
to act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
3. 
to interfere with the trading in (a market) by buying up goods in advance, getting sellers to raise prices, etc.
4.  Obsolete
a. 
to intercept
b. 
to obstruct by force

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Forestalling

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tr.v. fore·stalled, fore·stall·ing, fore·stalls
1.
a. To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand: "rehabilitative care, where the goal is not so much to cure disease as it is to forestall further decline" (George Anders). See Synonyms at prevent.
b. To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
2. To prevent or hinder normal sales in (a market), as by buying up merchandise.

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