/ (ɛmpt, ɛmt) /

  1. (tr) dialect to empty

Origin of empt

from Old English ǣmtian to be without duties; compare empty

Words Nearby empt

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How to use empt in a sentence

  • The aim should be to pre-empt the ground for cleanness and truth.

    The Child in the Midst | Mary Schauffler Labaree
  • The favorite rumor was that the entire firm was a decoy to bewilder agents of foreign powers and pre-empt their espionage efforts.

    In the Control Tower | Will Mohler
  • If fortunate to find such, they at once pre-empt the old lodge and make it their home and headquarters.

    Canadian Wilds | Martin Hunter