Adjective "Preemptive" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Preemptive


    Definition:

    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

    Examples:

    "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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