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forerun

[ fawr-ruhn, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈrʌn, foʊr- /
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verb (used with object), fore·ran, fore·run, fore·run·ning.
to run in front of; come before; precede.
to be the precursor or harbinger of; prefigure.
to anticipate or foretell.
to forestall.
to outrun or outstrip.
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Origin of forerun

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 -runs, -running, -ran or -run (tr)
to serve as a herald for
to go before; precede
to prevent or forestall
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