Definitions For Forestall


  • Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  • Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • To stop (something) from happening or to cause (something) to happen at a later time
  • To act before (someone else) in order to prevent something

Is Forestall a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Forestall is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Forestall in a Sentence

  • Negotiations failed to forestall the conflict.
  • His comments were meant to forestall criticism of his proposal.
  • He forestalled critics by offering a defense of the project.

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