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prevent

verb [T] uk   /prɪˈvent/ us  
B1 to stop something from happening or someone from doing something: Label your suitcases to prevent confusion. [+ -ing verb] His disability prevents him (from) driving.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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