Definitions for preempt

Definitions for (noun) preempt

Main entry: pre-empt, preempt, preemptive bid

Definition: a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

Definitions for (verb) preempt

Main entry: preempt

Definition: make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

Main entry: preempt

Definition: acquire for oneself before others can do so

Main entry: preempt

Definition: gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)

Main entry: preempt, displace

Definition: take the place of or have precedence over

Usage: live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour; discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor

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