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English definition of “forewarn”

forewarn

verb [T] uk   /fɔːˈwɔːn/ us    /fɔːrˈwɔːrn/
to tell someone that something unpleasant is going to happen: [+ (that)] The employees had been forewarned (that) the end-of-year financial results would be poor.Threats and warnings
(Definition of forewarn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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