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forerun

forerun

verb fore·run \-ˈrən\
fore·ran\-ˈran\fore·runfore·run·ning

Definition of FORERUN

transitive verb
1
:  to run before
2
:  to come before as a token of something to follow

Examples of FORERUN

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

First Known Use of FORERUN

before 12th century

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