Meaning of “beforehand” in the English Dictionary

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"beforehand" in British English

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beforehandadverb

uk /bɪˈfɔː.hænd/ us /bɪˈfɔːr.hænd/

(Definition of “beforehand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beforehand" in American English

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beforehandadverb [ not gradable ]

us /bɪˈfɔrˌhænd, -ˈfoʊr-/

earlier (than a particular time); in advance:

She had phoned beforehand to let me know she was coming.

(Definition of “beforehand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)