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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
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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
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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
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pre-empt

verb forestall, anticipate, prevent, steal a march on, get in before He pre-empted any decision to sack him
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pre-empt

[priˈɛmpt] preempt (US) vt
(= prevent) [+ pain, violence, incident] → prévenir
(= anticipate) [+ decision, move, plan] → devancer, anticiper
(LAW) [+ property] → préempter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pre-empt

[ˌpriːˈɛmpt] vtacquistare per diritto di prelazione (fig) → anticipare
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References in classic literature ?
He found, for instance, that the business of carrying satchels for railroad passengers was a pre-empted one--whenever he essayed it, eight or ten men and boys would fall upon him and force him to run for his life.
After that they explored the woods, threaded by countless paths, ever opening out in new surprises of green-painted rustic tables and benches in leafy nooks, many of which were already pre-empted by family parties.
How did he enjoy having another man following his wife every where and making her name a familiar word in every garlic-exterminating mouth in Italy with his sonnets to her pre-empted eyebrows?
Did the finance minister pre-empt the Cabinet in making the offer to the concessionaires?' he asked.
Pursuant to the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution and decisions of the United States Supreme Court, a federal statute that conflicts with a state statute will pre-empt the state statute.
Fearing arrest, the PPP co-chairman submitted a petition in IHC for bail and to pre-empt any attempt by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take him into custody.
MANAMA: The Tehran regime is escalating the situation in the region in a bid to spark a world energy crisis and pre-empt US threats to impose sanctions on Iranian oil exports by November 4.
In an interview, the head of the apex bank said, 'One of the key lessons is that you have to pre-empt the uncertainty.
Law bars caretaker government from taking a decision that may have an effect or pre-empt the exercise of authority by the future government.
The MEA spokesperson further said that they cannot pre-empt what Prime Minister Modi will say during the restricted and plenary sessions of the summit.
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