Pronunciation: (fôr-run', fōr-), [key]
—v.t., -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.