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One entry found for preempt.
Main Entry: pre·empt
Pronunciation: premacron-primarystressem(p)t
Function: verb
1 a : to settle upon (as public land) with the right to purchase before others b : to take by such a right
2 : to take before someone else can : APPROPRIATE <preempt a seat at the stadium>
3 : to take the place of <the president's speech preempted the regular program>
- pre·emp·tion /-primarystressem(p)-shschwan/ noun
- pre·emp·tive /-primarystressem(p)-tiv/ adjective
- pre·emp·tor /-tschwar/ noun

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