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forereach

[fawr-reech, fohr-] /fɔrˈritʃ, foʊr-/
verb (used without object)
1.
to gain, as one ship on another.
2.
to maintain headway, as when coming about or drifting after taking in sail or stopping engines.
verb (used with object)
3.
to gain upon; catch up with.
4.
to pass.
Origin of forereach
1635-1645
1635-45; fore- + reach
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  • To the shot she paid not the slightest attention, hoping to forereach us, probably, and to get away in the fog.

    Salt Water W. H. G. Kingston
  • When an animal tries to forereach you, you should neither give up to him nor yet pull one ounce against him.

    Ladies on Horseback Nannie Lambert
British Dictionary definitions for forereach

forereach

/fɔːˈriːtʃ/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (nautical) to keep moving under momentum without engine or sails
2.
(transitive) to surpass or outdo
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