forerun

verb
fore·run | \fȯr-ˈrən \
foreran\fȯr-ˈran \; forerun; forerunning

Definition of forerun 

transitive verb

1 : to run before

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

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Examples of forerun in a Sentence

the moral decay that traditionally foreruns the decline of a mighty empire

First Known Use of forerun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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