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preview

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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previewpre‧view1 /ˈpriːvjuː/ noun [countable]  1 Aan occasion when you can see a film, play, painting etc before it is shown to the publicpreview of a sneak preview of the new fashions for autumn the press preview of the show (=when people who write for newspapers, television etc could see it)2 a description of a film, television programme, show etc that people will be able to see soon
Examples from the Corpus
previewThe appearances are viewed as a preview of a possible Gore 2000 campaign.Last night's speech provides a preview of the campaign ahead.This afternoon there was a preview from from a few old favorites.Rare is the production these days that lets critics in without the benefit of at least half a dozen previews.Squads of police guarded previews for journalists and VIPs.There was a small reception after the Tuesday night preview.Grade schoolers attending a sneak preview found this stuff hysterically funny.Reactions have varied, but it's universally agreed that the preview is way too unstable and slow for everyday use.sneak previewGrade schoolers attending a sneak preview found this stuff hysterically funny.But we have come in from the cold to bring back a sneak preview.Turn to page 45 for a sneak preview of the cover.It's been great for me, getting a sneak preview of all these clothes without leaving my office.Gareth Furby's been given a sneak preview.That can often include a sneak preview of productions bound for London's West End.To give him his due, Sorley had picked a good place for his sneak preview of Patterson's mail.Democrats said the McCollum-Zeliff charges were an incomplete sneak preview of conclusions expected when their committees have completed a full report.
previewpreview2 verb [transitive]  1 to see or describe something before it is shown to the public Journalists will be able to preview the exhibition tomorrow.2 to show or perform something before it is shown to the public The band will preview their new album on 2nd March.→ See Verb table
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previewIt is therefore correct that the address should preview a good impact position.The play previews at 8 tonight and at other times through January 18.The movie was partly re-edited after being previewed by critics.Cliff previewed five of the new songs from his upcoming album in Boston.A few years later, Mr Matthiesen saw a picture of the same subject matter when previewing forthcoming sale material at Sotheby's.In that way, any impression that the President had influenced the report or previewed it would be avoided.As in other auctions, potential buyers can preview the items.Attendees will meet with Job Service representatives and preview the new JobsND.com Web site.The company says it has been previewing the new X-stations for three weeks and has already taken orders for over 2,300 units.David Scott previews the region-versus-district arguments that Ian Lang will hear today.
From Longman Business Dictionarypreviewpre‧view /ˈpriːvjuː/ noun [countable] an occasion when you see a product, film, record etc, before it is made generally available to the publicToday we can give you a preview of the new Nikon professional digital camera. see also print preview
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Verb table
preview
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypreview
he, she, itpreviews
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypreviewed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave previewed
he, she, ithas previewed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad previewed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill preview
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have previewed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam previewing
he, she, itis previewing
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you, we, theyare previewing
Past
I, he, she, itwas previewing
you, we, theywere previewing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been previewing
he, she, ithas been previewing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been previewing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be previewing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been previewing
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