preempt

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See also: preëmpt and pre-empt

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from preemption.

Verb[edit]

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) (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (transitive) to displace something, or take precedence over something (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (bridge, intransitive) to make a preemptive bid at bridge

Synonyms[edit]

  • (supersede sth): ninja (internet slang)

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Noun[edit]

preempt (plural preempts)

  1. (bridge) A preemptive bid.

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