[ fawr-speek, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈspik, foʊr- /
verb (used with object), fore·spoke or (Archaic) fore·spake; fore·spo·ken or (Archaic) fore·spoke; fore·speak·ing.
to predict; foretell.
to ask for or claim in advance.
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She stood at the pier-head and as they passed poured a cup of ale into the sea, to forespeak good luck for the fleet.Jan Vedder's Wife|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for forespeak
/ (fɔːˈspiːk) /
verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke or -spoken (tr) rare
to predict; foresee
to arrange or speak of in advance
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