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Word: preempt

Definition: prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive


Sentences Containing 'preempt'

It was also one of the few ABC affiliates to pre-empt the "ABC Evening News" during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The shirts feature phrases that pregnant women might be too polite to say themselves, in order to preempt unwanted comments.

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