anticipate, avert, bamboozle, bar, beguile, betray, bluff, cajole, calculate on, cheat on, circumvent, conjure, corner, count on, debar, deceive, deflect, delay, delude, deter, diddle, discourage, dishearten, double-cross, dupe, engross, estop, exclude, fend, fend off, forbid, foreclose, foreglimpse, forerun, foresee, foretaste, frustrate, gammon, get ahead of, get around, go before, go off half-cocked, gull, help, hinder, hoax, hocus-pocus, hog, hornswaggle, humbug, intercept, juggle, jump the gun, keep from, keep off, let down, look for, look forward to, look out for, look to, mock, monopolize, obstruct, obviate, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, parry, pigeon, play one false, preclude, prevent, prohibit, put something over, reckon on, repel, rule out, save, snow, stave off, stop, string along, take in, take it all, thwart, tie up, trick, turn aside, two-time, ward, ward off, watch out for, win the start
possess, have, hold, occupy, enjoy, be possessed of, have in hand, own, command, inherit, come to, come in for, engross, monopolize, forestall
, regrate, impropriate, have all to oneself, corner, have a firmhold of, get into one's hand, belong to, appertain to, pertain to, be in one's possession, vest in.
precede, come before, forerun, go before, preexist, dawn, presage, herald, usher in, be beforehand, steal a march upon, anticipate, forestall
, have the start, gain the start.
look forwards, anticipate, forestall
, come on, draw on, draw near, approach, await, threaten, impend.
be early, be beforehand, keep time, take time by the forelock, anticipate, forestall
, have the start, gain the start, steal a march upon, gain time, draw on futurity, bespeak, secure, engage, preengage, accelerate, expedite, make haste.
expect, look for, look out for, look forward to, hope for, anticipate, have in prospect, have in contemplation, keep in view, contemplate, promise oneself, not wonder at, not wonder if, wait for, tarry for, lie in wait for, watch for, bargain for, keep a good lookout for, keep a sharp lookout for, await, stand at 'attention' abide, bide one's time, watch, foresee, prepare for, forestall
, count upon, think likely, lead one to expect, have in store for, prick up one's ears, hold one's breath.