The problem is that in an effort to forestall an Israeli strike, Obama is making war pledges now.
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.
The way to beat them is not to forestall or worry about who scored points today.
Chavez could be declared "temporarily absent," a narrowly legal if baldly political maneuver to forestall succession.
We must search his room immediately, before he has a chance to forestall us.
When I reached it she made a movement as if to forestall me and leave me the middle chair.
It is not convenient to forestall in this place the results of almost all our coming inquiries.
Champney hastened to forestall her; his aunt shook her finger at him.
She did not speak to him much, but she was quick to forestall his wants.
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.