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preempt, pre-empt (verb); preempts, pre-empts; preempted, pre-empted; preempting, pre-empting
1. To supersede or to take the place of someone or something: The current state law was preempted by a federal law.
2. To take some action that makes the plans of others become irrelevant or insignificant: The U.S. President's speech will be preempting, or replacing, the regular TV program while it is being delivered.
To take something away or to replace another person.
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This entry is located in the following units: em-, emp-, empt-; sump-, -sum- (page 3) pre-, prae- (page 8)
Word Entries at Get Words: “preempt
To replace someone or something; to take some action that makes the plans or actions of others insignificant or not important. (1)