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forestalling:

see engrossingengrossing,
in English law, practice of acquiring a monopoly of goods in order to sell them at an inflated price. The offense was ordinarily limited to monopolies of foods. Related practices were forestalling, i.e.
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On Washington's public assurances that it has no intention to invade North Korea, the statement said, ''It is a promising assurance of security, but the advertisement is no more than a smoke-screen to hoodwink the world public, slacken our strain and then make a forestalling attack on us.
Goetz urged Protestant denominations and job-seeking clergy to find ways of forestalling these situations, which he said were often enormously disruptive for both the clergy and the local churches.