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An example use of preempt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… claim to preempt an entire field of …”

meanings of preempt


  1. To make a preemptive bid at bridge.
  2. To displace something, or take precedence over something.
  3. To secure (land, etc.) by the right of preemption.
  4. To appropriate something (before someone else does).


  1. A preemptive bid.

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