Origin of preempt
OTHER WORDS FROM preemptpre·emp·ti·ble, adjectivepre·emp·tor [pree-emp-tawr, -ter], /priˈɛmp tɔr, -tər/, nounpre·emp·to·ry [pree-emp-tuh-ree], /priˈɛmp tə ri/, adjectiveun·pre·empt·ed, adjective
How to use preempt in a sentence
He has picked pre-primary brawls with Christie, Perry, and Marco Rubio.
At that time, pre -9/11, the links were more subtle and had to be hunted down.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While in pre-trial detention, Krivov undertook two hunger strikes.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At his year-end, pre-Hawaii press conference, we caught a rare glimpse of peak Obama.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Spaniards, indeed, feigned to regard them only as a remnant of the rebels who had joined the pre-existing brigand bands.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Doubtless the commentator habit is fixed in the nature of man; but it was pre-eminently mediaeval.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
From pre-natal days I was destined for the railway service, as an oyster to its shell.
Dr. Wilson says, in the statistical accounts of Scotland, many of which are suggestive of a pre-Raleigh period.
Offered to Him that liveth for ever and ever, it celebrates his eternal pre-existence and existence to eternal ages.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham