preempt

Noun
  • A high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding (synset 106750757)
Verb
  • Acquire for oneself before others can do so (synset 202307434)
  • Take the place of or have precedence over (synset 202411141)
  • Gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land) (synset 202307632)
  • Make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge (synset 202306282)

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