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preengage

or pre-en路gage

[ pree-en-geyj ]
/ 藢pri 蓻n藞ge瑟d蕭 /
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verb (used with or without object), pre路en路gaged, pre路en路gag路ing.
to engage beforehand.
to put under obligation, especially to marry, by a prior engagement.
to win the favor or attention of beforehand: Other matters preengaged him.
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Origin of preengage

First recorded in 1640鈥50; pre- + engage
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