forerun

forerun

[fawr-ruhn, fohr-]
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:
1505–15; fore- + run; probably not continuous with Middle English forerennen (intransitive) to run ahead, Old English fōryrnan

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forerun (fɔːˈrʌn)
 
vb , -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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