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Preempt   /prˈiˌɛmpt/   Listen
Preempt

verb
(past & past part. preempted; pres. part. preempting)
1.
Acquire for oneself before others can do so.
2.
Take the place of or have precedence over.  Synonym: displace.  "Discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
3.
Gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land).
4.
Make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge.



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Words linked to "Preempt" :   call, supervene upon, bidding, pre-emptive, get, bid, supercede, supplant, replace, bridge, acquire, supersede



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