Synonyms of forestall in English:


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1‘they will resign to forestall a vote of no confidence’


pre-empt, get in before, get ahead of, steal a march on, anticipate, second-guess, nip in the bud, thwart, frustrate, foil, stave off, ward off, fend off, avert, preclude, obviate, prevent, intercept, check, block, hinder, impede, obstruct

informal beat someone to it, beat someone to the draw, beat someone to the punch