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forerun

[fawr-ruhn, fohr-] /fɔrˈrʌn, foʊr-/
verb (used with object), foreran, forerun, forerunning.
1.
to run in front of; come before; precede.
2.
to be the precursor or harbinger of; prefigure.
3.
to anticipate or foretell.
4.
to forestall.
5.
to outrun or outstrip.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; fore- + run; probably not continuous with Middle English forerennen (intransitive) to run ahead, Old English fōryrnan
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British Dictionary definitions for forerun

forerun

/fɔːˈrʌn/
verb (transitive) -runs, -running, -ran, -run
1.
to serve as a herald for
2.
to go before; precede
3.
to prevent or forestall
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