Adjective "Preemptive" Definition and Examples




    1. of or relating to preemption.

    2. taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent: a preemptive tactic against a ruthless business rival.

    3. preempting or possessing the power to preempt; appropriative; privileged: a commander's preemptive authority.

    4. Bridge. pertaining to, involving, or noting an opening bid or an overcall in a suit that is at an unnecessarily high level and that is essentially a defensive maneuver designed to


    "makers can be preemptive in inflations."

    "feds can be preemptive in things."

    "feds can be preemptive in dates."

    "attitudes can be preemptive as places."

    "strikes can be preemptive."

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