HyperDic: preempt

English > 5 senses of the word preempt:
VERBpossessionpreemptacquire for oneself before others can do so
socialpreempt, displacetake the place of or have precedence over
possessionpreemptgain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)
possessionpreemptmake a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
NOUNcommunicationpreempt, preemptive bid, pre-empta high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
preempt > pronunciation
Soundspriy'eh.mpt
Rhymesattempt ... unkempt: 6 rhymes with ehmpt...
English > preempt: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding.
Synonymspreemptive bid, pre-empt
Broaderbid, bidding(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
English > preempt: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningacquire for oneself before others can do so.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadelantarse
Adjectivespreemptive, pre-emptivedesigned or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
Nounspreemptiona prior appropriation of something
preemptionthe right to purchase something in advance of others
preemptorsomeone who acquires land by preemption
English > preempt: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningTake the place of or have precedence over.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"
  • "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
Synonymdisplace
Broadersupplant, replace, supersede, supervene uponTake the place or move into the position of
Spanishreemplazar, remplazar
English > preempt: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningGain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadelantarse
English > preempt: 5 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningmake a preemptive bid in the game of bridge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategorybridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Broaderbid, callmake a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Adjectivespreemptive, pre-emptivedesigned or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
Nounspreemptora bidder in bridge who makes a preemptive bid

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