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forerun

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verb fore·run \-ˈrən\

Definition of forerun

fore·ranplay \-ˈran\fore·runfore·run·ning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to run before

  3. 2 :  to come before as a token of something to follow

  4. 3 :  forestall, anticipate



Examples of forerun

  1. <the moral decay that traditionally foreruns the decline of a mighty empire>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of forerun

before 12th century


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