Definition of 'beforehand'
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Find out beforehand what people know about. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everything was arranged and a week beforehand it looked like being a perfect day. The Sun (2016)But when the manager says beforehand that he is going to field a weakened side, why would anyone turn up? The Sun (2017)My wife and I didn't know each other beforehand as it was an arranged marriage. The Sun (2016)You can do this as little as two hours beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What occurred in the hours and days beforehand must be considered. The Sun (2010) Tell the pilot beforehand that you will need a clear view. Photographers Handbook (1993)The real cheating takes place months beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Would a bit of practice a few hours beforehand be enough? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But he needed fast ground and it rained for two days beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She answers the phone only when she knows beforehand who is ringing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her main problem is the media because they will talk about her for months beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An outing has to be arranged at least an hour beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Athletes would love to win races without spending ten gruelling hours a day in training beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he will have known beforehand what was coming. The Sun (2015)Have a meal or snack beforehand. Coping with Bulimia (1987)Why didn't they say that beforehand? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Know what you want and check beforehand how to say it in French. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And as for enjoying a fancy meal beforehand, forget it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not just in the past week, but for months beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Remember to have your colour done a couple of weeks beforehand, as colouring can dampen the effects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The only other people who do live shows are soaps, but they have scripts they can learn for weeks beforehand. The Sun (2012)The sacrifices people made in the second world war would have seemed unthinkable just a short while beforehand, he says. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That was three weeks beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I would suggest that you be honest with your girlfriend beforehand, and tell her about your problem. The Sun (2015)Go into an exam the way you would into a football match: have a good meal beforehand and go in with your brain working. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He didn't tell me beforehand and he didn't call me that at home. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'beforehand'
British English: beforehand /bɪˈfɔːˌhænd/ ADVERB
If you do something beforehand, you do it earlier than a particular event.
Make a list of your questions beforehand.
- American English: beforehand
- Arabic: مُقَدَّماً
- Brazilian Portuguese: antecipadamente
- Chinese: 预先
- Croatian: unaprijed
- Czech: předem
- Danish: på forhånd
- Dutch: van tevoren
- European Spanish: con antelación
- Finnish: etukäteen
- French: précédemment
- German: vorher
- Greek: προκαταβολικά
- Italian: in anticipo
- Japanese: あらかじめ
- Korean: 미리
- Norwegian: på forhånd
- Polish: przedtem
- European Portuguese: antecipadamente
- Romanian: dinainte
- Russian: заранее
- Spanish: con antelación
- Swedish: i förväg
- Thai: ล่วงหน้า
- Turkish: daha önceden
- Ukrainian: заздалегідь
- Vietnamese: sớm hơn
Definition of beforehand from the Collins English Dictionary
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