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forebode Line breaks: fore|bode
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈbəʊd/

Definition of forebode in English:


[with object] archaic
1(Of a situation or occurrence) act as an advance warning of (something bad): this lull foreboded some new assault upon him
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  • This is an ambitious but important security mechanism; however, inadequate military resources, fragile political institutions, and weak economies forebode great difficulty in getting started.
  • The sobering presentation foreboded the future of Taiwan's relationship with the United States.
  • Their return in a second blister pack of two miniatures forebodes devastation among enemy ranks!
presage, augur, portend, prognosticate, foreshadow, foreshow, foretell, forecast, predict, prophesy, forewarn, warn of, be a warning of, herald, be an omen of, be a harbinger of;
informal spell
rare prefigure
1.1Have a presentiment of (something bad): I foreboded mischief the moment I heard
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  • We foreboded it, yet I was stupid enough to bring them.

Words that rhyme with forebode

abode, bestrode, bode, code, commode, corrode, download, encode, erode, explode, goad, implode, load, lode, middle-of-the-road, mode, node, ode, offload, outrode, road, rode, sarod, Spode, strode, toad, upload, woad
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