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beforehand

adverb

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1 before the usual or expected time
  • if you arrive beforehand, we won't be entirely prepared yet

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2 so as to precede something in order of time
  • if you get ready beforehand, you won't have to rush at the last minute

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The first known use of beforehand was in the 13th century

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“Beforehand.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beforehand. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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