The global community came together to forestall the worst of the 2008–09 crisis, and "kumbaya" moments came fast and furious.
The invasion of Crimea, however, shows that the Putin has chosen to forestall change with the help of foreign aggression.
Many of them had been bitten and strangled slowly to forestall death.
late 14c. (implied in forestalling), "to lie in wait for;" also "to intercept goods before they reach public markets and buy them privately" (formerly a crime; mid-14c. in this sense in Anglo-French), from Old English noun foresteall "intervention, hindrance (of justice); an ambush, a waylaying," literally "a standing before (someone)," from fore- "before" + steall "standing position" (see stall (n.1)). Modern sense of "to anticipate and delay" is from 1580s. Related: Forestalled; forestalling.