forestall

英 [fɔː'stɔːl] 美
  • vt. 先发制人,预先阻止;垄断,屯积;领先;占先一步
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forestall 预先阻止

fore-,在前。stall, 停止,阻止。

forestall (v.)
late 14c. (implied in forestalling), "to lie in wait for;" also "to intercept goods before they reach public markets and buy them privately," which formerly was a crime (mid-14c. in this sense in Anglo-French), from Old English noun foresteall "intervention, hindrance (of justice); an ambush, a waylaying," literally "a standing before (someone)," from fore- "before" + steall "standing position" (see stall (n.1)). Modern sense of "to anticipate and delay" is from 1580s. Related: Forestalled; forestalling.
1. Try to anticipate what your child will do and forestall problems.
尽量预见你的孩子会干什么,并预先阻止问题发生。

来自《权威词典》

2. To forestall is better than to amend.
与其补救于已然,不如防范于未然.

来自《现代汉英综合大词典》

3. Try to forestall their questions.
尽量不让他们问问题(作到先发制人).

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

4. Large numbers of police were in the square to forestall any demonstrations.
广场上驻守着大批警察以防止任何示威活动。

来自辞典例句

5. He followed this rule in order to forestall rumors.
他遵守这条规矩是为了杜绝流言蜚语.

来自辞典例句

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