Dictionary Results for preempt


1. preempt - noun

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

Synonym(s): preemptive_bid, pre-empt

Hypernym(s): bid, bidding




2. preempt - verb

· acquire for oneself before others can do so

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




3. preempt - 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"

Synonym(s): displace

Hypernym(s): supplant, replace, supersede, supervene_upon




4. preempt - verb

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

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




5. preempt - verb

· make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

Hypernym(s): bid, call





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