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pre-empt

(prɪˈɛmpt)
vb
1. (tr) to acquire in advance of or to the exclusion of others; appropriate
2. (Law) (tr) chiefly US to occupy (public land) in order to acquire a prior right to purchase
3. (Bridge) (intr) bridge to make a high opening bid, often on a weak hand, to shut out opposition bidding
pre-ˈemptor n
pre-ˈemptory adj

pre-empt


Past participle: pre-empted
Gerund: pre-empting

Imperative
pre-empt
pre-empt
Present
I pre-empt
you pre-empt
he/she/it pre-empts
we pre-empt
you pre-empt
they pre-empt
Preterite
I pre-empted
you pre-empted
he/she/it pre-empted
we pre-empted
you pre-empted
they pre-empted
Present Continuous
I am pre-empting
you are pre-empting
he/she/it is pre-empting
we are pre-empting
you are pre-empting
they are pre-empting
Present Perfect
I have pre-empted
you have pre-empted
he/she/it has pre-empted
we have pre-empted
you have pre-empted
they have pre-empted
Past Continuous
I was pre-empting
you were pre-empting
he/she/it was pre-empting
we were pre-empting
you were pre-empting
they were pre-empting
Past Perfect
I had pre-empted
you had pre-empted
he/she/it had pre-empted
we had pre-empted
you had pre-empted
they had pre-empted
Future
I will pre-empt
you will pre-empt
he/she/it will pre-empt
we will pre-empt
you will pre-empt
they will pre-empt
Future Perfect
I will have pre-empted
you will have pre-empted
he/she/it will have pre-empted
we will have pre-empted
you will have pre-empted
they will have pre-empted
Future Continuous
I will be pre-empting
you will be pre-empting
he/she/it will be pre-empting
we will be pre-empting
you will be pre-empting
they will be pre-empting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pre-empting
you have been pre-empting
he/she/it has been pre-empting
we have been pre-empting
you have been pre-empting
they have been pre-empting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pre-empting
you will have been pre-empting
he/she/it will have been pre-empting
we will have been pre-empting
you will have been pre-empting
they will have been pre-empting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pre-empting
you had been pre-empting
he/she/it had been pre-empting
we had been pre-empting
you had been pre-empting
they had been pre-empting
Conditional
I would pre-empt
you would pre-empt
he/she/it would pre-empt
we would pre-empt
you would pre-empt
they would pre-empt
Past Conditional
I would have pre-empted
you would have pre-empted
he/she/it would have pre-empted
we would have pre-empted
you would have pre-empted
they would have pre-empted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pre-empt - a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
bidding, bid - (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

pre-empt

verb forestall, anticipate, prevent, steal a march on, get in before He pre-empted any decision to sack him
Translations

pre-empt

[priːˈempt] VT
1. [+ person, attack, opposition] → adelantarse a, anticiparse a
we found they had pre-empted us in buying itencontramos que se nos habían adelantado a comprarlo
I did it to pre-empt any family argumentslo hice para evitar discusiones familiares
2. (esp US) [+ public land] ocupar para ejercer la opción de compra prioritaria

pre-empt

[priˈɛmpt] preempt (US) vt
(= prevent) [+ pain, violence, incident] → prévenir
(= anticipate) [+ decision, move, plan] → devancer, anticiper
(LAW) [+ property] → préempter

pre-empt

vtzuvorkommen (+dat); (Bridge) seinen Gegenspielern durch eine schwer zu überbietende Ansage zuvorkommen his decision to leave was pre-empted by his dismissaldie Entlassung kam seinem Entschluss wegzugehen zuvor

pre-empt

[ˌpriːˈɛmpt] vtacquistare per diritto di prelazione (fig) → anticipare
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