-·ran′, -·run′, -·run′ning
- to run before; go before; precede
- to be the precursor of; be a prediction or sign of (a thing to follow); foreshadow
- to forestall
transitive verbfore·ran , fore·run, fore·run·ning, fore·runs
- To run before.
- To precede as an indication of what is to follow; foreshadow.
- To prevent from arriving or occurring; forestall.
(third-person singular simple present foreruns, present participle forerunning, simple past foreran, past participle forerun)
fore- + run