Definition of 'prevent'
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Adrina had to bite her lip to prevent herself laughing aloud. TREASON KEEP (2001)Her diet is supposed to prevent her from vomiting: no food-poisoning, no bacteria, no bugs. GOING OUT (2001)He doesn't say that it might be made strong enough to prevent a man from Skilling at all. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2001)
Sluggish with sleep, I was unable to move in time to prevent her from placing it neatly on my chest. HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY (2001)
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Translations for 'prevent'
British English: prevent /prɪˈvɛnt/ VERB
If you prevent something, you stop it happening or being done.
This new system will prevent water being wasted.
- American English: prevent
- Arabic: يـَمْنَع
- Brazilian Portuguese: prevenir
- Chinese: 预防
- Croatian: spriječiti
- Czech: zabránit
- Danish: forhindre
- Dutch: voorkomen
- European Spanish: impedir
- Finnish: estää ehkäistä tapahtuma
- French: empêcher
- German: verhindern
- Greek: προλαμβάνω
- Italian: impedire
- Japanese: 防ぐ
- Korean: 예방하다
- Norwegian: hindre
- Polish: zapobiec
- European Portuguese: prevenir
- Romanian: a împiedica să se întâmple
- Russian: предотвращать
- Spanish: impedir
- Swedish: förhindra
- Thai: ป้องกัน
- Turkish: önlemek
- Ukrainian: запобігати
- Vietnamese: ngăn ngừa
Definition of prevent from the Collins English Dictionary
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