preventverb [ T ]uk /prɪˈvent/ us /prɪˈvent/
- The police seem to be powerless to prevent these attacks.
- She would go over the accident again and again in her mind, wishing that she could somehow have prevented it.
- A block in the pipe was preventing the water from coming through.
- Fierce winds prevented the race from taking place.
- The law has done little to prevent racial discrimination and inequality.
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