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1. pre-empt (n.)

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

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2. pre-Columbian (adj.)

of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus

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3. pre-Socratic (adj.)

before the time of Socrates

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4. pre-Jurassic (adj.)

of or relating to or denoting the time before the Jurassic period

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5. pre-Christian (adj.)

of or relating to or being the time before the beginning of the Christian era

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6. preempt (v.)

acquire for oneself before others can do so

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7. preempt (v.)

take the place of or have precedence over

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8. preempt (n.)

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

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9. preempt (v.)

make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

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10. preempt (v.)

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

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