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Meaning of forerun

fore•run

Pronunciation: (fôr-run', fōr-), [key]
— -ran, -run, -run•ning.
  1. to run in front of; come before; precede.
  2. to be the precursor or harbinger of; prefigure.
  3. to anticipate or foretell.
  4. to forestall.
  5. to outrun or outstrip.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.