Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREEMPTING

I felt like going into the Northwest and preempting a homestead.

She stepped through her curtain and said gaily: "You're preempting my privilege, Philip."

He called up both women, alleging a visit to strike headquarters to one, and preempting the other for the afternoon.