- Foreshadow is defined as to give a hint beforehand that something is going to happen.
An example of foreshadow is to introduce a weapon into a movie scene, which will later be used in combat.
foreshadow definition by Webster's New World
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to be a sign of (something to come); indicate or suggest beforehand; prefigure; presage
foreshadow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb fore·shad·owed, fore·shad·ow·ing, fore·shad·ows
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage.
- fore·shadˈow·er noun