beforehand /bɪˈfɔːhand/

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I. adverb

before an action or event; in advance

rooms must be booked beforehand.
II. phrases

be beforehand with

‹archaic› anticipate or forestall.

he discovered Ash had been beforehand with him.
– origin Middle English (originally as two words): from before + hand; probably influenced by Old French avant main.

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