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- v. Present participle of forestall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of engrossing the possession or control of goods for sale; specifically, in old English law, the buying or contracting for any merchandise or provisions coming in the way to market, or before market-hours, or dissuading persons from bringing their goods or provisions to that market, or persuading them to enhance the price there: it was formerly a punishable offense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
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