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pre-empt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpre-emptpre-empt, preempt /priˈempt/ verb [transitive]  1 FIRSTto make what someone has planned to do or say unnecessary or ineffective by saying or doing something first The deal pre-empted a strike by rail workers.2 American English to replace a television show with a special programme or report Regular programming was preempted by a report on the war.pre-emption /-ˈempʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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Verb table
pre-empt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypre-empt
he, she, itpre-empts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypre-empted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pre-empted
he, she, ithas pre-empted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pre-empted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pre-empt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pre-empted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pre-empting
he, she, itis pre-empting
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you, we, theyare pre-empting
Past
I, he, she, itwas pre-empting
you, we, theywere pre-empting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pre-empting
he, she, ithas been pre-empting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pre-empting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pre-empting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pre-empting
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