preempt

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Back-formation from preemption.

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preempt (third-person singular simple present preempts, present participle preempting, simple past and past participle preempted)

  1. (transitive) to appropriate something (before someone else does)
  2. (transitive) to displace something, or take precedence over something
  3. (bridge, intransitive) to make a preemptive bid at bridge

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