forestalling forestalling  /ˌfɔr ˈstɑ lɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively



  • This would allow communities as a whole to profit from the collective efforts of forestalling a downward spiral in property values.


  • Senators John Thune, Kevin Brady Introduce Death Tax Repeal

    Senator John Thune signals another attempt at repealing the death tax and forestalling a drastic increase in estate taxes. Senator Thune, along with Rapid City native and current Texas Senator, Kevin Brady, are sponsoring a bill to repeal the death tax altogether.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KNBN Rapid City


  1. "The popular fear of engrossing and forestalling (the speculation of that era) may be compared to the popular terrors and suspicions of witchcraft," Smith wrote (and the editorial quoted).
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Adam Smith Source: Grand Forks Herald

  2. "I am willing to be a one-term governor if that is what it takes to fix Michigan," Bouchard said. "It is long overdue. They have been forestalling tough decisions for the past 6 1/2 years."
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Mike Bouchard Source: The Detroit News

  3. "We believe that the [railroad board] provided misleading information to the LIRR about this issue, thereby forestalling by years this inquiry," Cuomo wrote in the letter.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Newsday

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