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Meaning of PREEMPT

Pronunciation:  pree'empt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make a preemptive bid; in bridge
  2. [v]  acquire by preemption
 

PREEMPT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: acquire, bid, call, get

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*["e]mpt"\ (?; 215), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p.
{Pre["e]mpted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pre["e]mpting}.] [See
{Pre["e]mption}.]
To settle upon (public land) with a right of preemption, as
under the laws of the United States; to take by
pre["e]mption.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accroach, adopt, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, colonize, commandeer, confiscate, conquer, enslave, expropriate, hog, indent, jump a claim, make free with, make use of, monopolize, occupy, overrun, preoccupy, prepossess, requisition, seize, sequester, sit on, squat on, subjugate, take, take all of, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, usurp
 

 

 

 

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