prevent (someone or something) from (doing something)

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prevent (someone or something) from (doing something)

To stop a person or thing from being able to do something. Something is preventing the machine from turning off, so the motor is getting overheated. The government is trying to prevent us from exercising our right to free speech.
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A SIXTEEN-year- old boy was banned from travelling to Euro 2004 yesterday after officers preventing him from boarding a flight.
``This order has the effect of preventing him from travelling to England football matches and it shows Dorset Police is playing its part in the national strategy to prevent potential troublemakers from leaving the country.''
When shuffling up in the pocket, he should always bring the back foot forward first, preventing him from over-striding.