fore·​run | \ fȯr-ˈrən How to pronounce forerun (audio) \
foreran\ fȯr-​ˈran How to pronounce foreran (audio) \; 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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“Forerun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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