noun see forestall

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • forestallment — lmənt noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English forstallment, forestallment, from forstallen, forestallen + ment : an act of forestalling or the result of this : anticipation disheartened at the forestallment of his invention …   Useful english dictionary

  • forestallment — See forestaller. * * * …   Universalium

  • forestallment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of preventing: determent, deterrence, obviation, preclusion, prevention. See ALLOW …   English dictionary for students

  • forestallment — n. foiling, frustration, prevention; anticipation, acting in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forestallment — fore·stall·ment …   English syllables

  • forestall — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from forstall act of waylaying, from Old English foresteall, from fore + steall position, stall Date: before 12th century 1. to prevent the normal trading in by buying or diverting goods or by persuading …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forestall — forestaller, n. forestallment, forestalment, n. /fohr stawl , fawr /, v.t. 1. to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance: to forestall a riot by deploying police. 2. to act beforehand with or get ahead of; anticipate. 3. to buy up (goods) …   Universalium

  • circumvention — Synonyms and related words: avoidance, avoiding reaction, bamboozlement, befooling, bluffing, buck passing, calculated deception, conning, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defense mechanism, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dodge, duck,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • corner — Synonyms and related words: L, a corner on, aberrancy, aberration, absorb, alcove, angle, apex, asylum, bay, bear raid, bend, bias, bifurcation, bight, blind alley, bolt hole, bother, bottle up, box, branching off, bull raid, buy, buy back, buy… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • defense mechanism — Synonyms and related words: alienation, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance, avoidance mechanism, avoidance reaction, avoiding reaction, blame shifting, block, blocking, circumvention, compensation, conversion, decompensation, defence, defense,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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