Definition of foreshadow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

foreshadow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃædəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃædoʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foreshadow
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃædəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃædoʊ//
 
he / she / it foreshadows
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃædəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃædoʊz//
 
past simple foreshadowed
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃædəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃædoʊd//
 
past participle foreshadowed
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃædəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃædoʊd//
 
-ing form foreshadowing
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃædəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃædoʊɪŋ//
 
 
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foreshadow something (formal) to be a sign of something that will happen in the future His sudden death had been foreshadowed by earlier health scares. These measures were foreshadowed in last year’s Health Committee report.
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