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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preemptive bid, pre-empt, preempt(noun)

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

    typeface, grimace, facial expression, human face, expression, side, look, fount, cheek, boldness, nerve, brass, case, font, aspect

  2. preempt(verb)

    make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

    thieve, cop, hook, nobble, cabbage, trap, rob, accost, overcharge, trammel, snitch, lift, surcharge, crochet, soak, abstract, sneak, pilfer, filch, gazump, solicit, snare, purloin, snarf, ensnare, plume, pluck, pinch, swipe, knock off, addict, entrap, glom, fleece

  3. preempt(verb)

    acquire for oneself before others can do so

    snarl up, snarl, embrangle, snap, entangle, tangle, mat

  4. preempt(verb)

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

    snarl-up, traffic jam

  5. preempt, displace(verb)

    take the place of or have precedence over

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

    solar heater

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "preempt":

    preference, anticipate

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  1. British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps:

    I wouldn't want to preempt Her Majesty's honours list but it is quite clear that this gentleman has just been almost the salvation of the nation in these difficult times, i think everybody is supportive of the idea of him being recognised.

  2. Jonathan Pershing:

    The question is will the federal government preempt or limit states' capacities to act ? and there's every indication that they intend to do that.


    If you can preempt your opponent then you can win a war against them!!!

  4. Jim Kenney:

    And if the state and federal government don't want to stand up to the NRA and some other folks, then let us, let us police ourselves. But they preempt us on all kinds of gun control legislation, our officers deserve to be protected and don't deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited supply of weapons and an unlimited supply of bullets.

  5. Chief Executive Bill Brown:

    We've invested and we've been pushing in trying to preempt where the market is going, that's getting rewarded now.

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