◄ Prevent ►

1. (v. t.) To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.

2. (v. t.) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.

3. (v. t.) To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.

4. (v. i.) To come before the usual time.

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