meaning of prevent

1. To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
To come before the usual time.
prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the ">marbles"

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