forestall(redirected from forestallment)
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forestallverb act in advance, antevertere, anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, await, be armed, be forewarned, bring to a standstill, cancel, censor, check, counteract, deter, disallow, enjoin, estop, filibuster, forbid, forfend, frustrate, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intervene, look forward to, make provisions, obstruct, obviate, praecipere, praevenire, preclude, prepare for, prevent, prohibit, provide against, stave off, stay, stifle, stop, stymie, suppress, suspend, take precautions, thwart, veto, wait for, ward off
Associated concepts: forestall an action
See also: arrest, avert, balk, ban, clog, condemn, debar, defer, detain, deter, discourage, enjoin, estop, frustrate, halt, prevent, refrain, repel, restrain, stay, stop, thwart