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foreshadow

[ fawr-shad-oh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈʃæd oʊ, foʊr- /
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verb (used with object)
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure: Political upheavals foreshadowed war.
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Origin of foreshadow

First recorded in 1570–80; fore- + shadow

OTHER WORDS FROM foreshadow

fore·shad·ow·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foreshadow

foreshadow
/ (fɔːˈʃædəʊ) /

verb
(tr) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage

Derived forms of foreshadow

foreshadower, noun
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