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To prevent an action by doing something which makes it pointless or impossible
“France's move is intended to pre-empt such action.”
To acquire or appropriate (something) in advance
“Community groups are right to complain about the Ontario Municipal Board and the way it pre-empts the land-use decisions of municipal councils while destroying the relative permanence of Official Plans.”
To take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
To regard (something) as likely to happen
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