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Forefend

verb
1.
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.  Synonyms: avert, avoid, debar, deflect, fend off, forfend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off.  "Head off a confrontation" , "Avert a strike"






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"Forefend" Quotes from Famous Books



... forefend!" said the wary dame. "I would not that he should draw us down with him to the same gulf wherein his fortune is o'erwhelmed. No luck that woman ever brought him from o'er sea, and now ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby



Words linked to "Forefend" :   forestall, foreclose, prevent, forbid, preclude



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