Definition of prewarn in English:

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Pronunciation: /priːˈwɔːn/


[with object]
Inform (someone) of a possible future danger or problem; forewarn: people living within areas that have been prone to flooding would be prewarned
More example sentences
  • Tornadoes just happen — there's nothing that pre-warns you about it, they can happen anywhere.
  • It is better to be pre-warned than to be taken by surprise and found unprepared.
  • Easter is only just around the corner and everyone has been prewarned not to buy me any easter eggs.

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