Definition of presage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

presage

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verb
NAmE//ˈprɛsɪdʒ//
 
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presage something(literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they presage
 
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he / she / it presages
 
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past simple presaged
 
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-ing form presaging
 
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to be a warning or sign that something will happen, usually something unpleasant Nothing had presaged the dreadful fate about to befall him. Heavy clouds were forming, presaging rain.
NAmE//ˈprɛsɪdʒ//
 
noun the first presages of winter