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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
1635-1645
1635-45; fore- + reach
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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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