- take action in order to prevent (an anticipated event) happening; forestall；act in advance of (someone) in order to prevent them doing something
- a pre-emptive bid.
verb: pre-empt, 3rd person present: pre-empts, gerund or present participle: pre-empting, past tense: pre-empted, past participle: pre-empted
- 1. take action in order to prevent (an anticipated event) happening; forestall the government pre-empted a coup attempt 同義詞
- ▪ act in advance of (someone) in order to prevent them doing something it looked as if she'd ask him more, but Parr pre-empted her
- ▪ North American (of a broadcast) interrupt or replace (a scheduled programme) the violence pre-empted regular programming
- 2. acquire or appropriate (something) in advance many tables were already pre-empted by family parties 同義詞
- ▪ North American occupy (public land) so as to have a pre-emptive right to buy it before others.
- 3. make a pre-emptive bid.
- 1. a pre-emptive bid.
...有可能是指政府已經有特定政策了, 要看上下文才能確定這一句話的精確意思. preempt在這邊應該是跟forestall同義, act before (sb else) so as to prevent him from...
...concurrent performance of the discrete。 Speech responses do not seem to “preempt” continuous manual control. (Mcleod,1997) A 原文有一些倒裝強調，不易...
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