- come before (something) in time；come before in order or position
verb: precede, 3rd person present: precedes, gerund or present participle: preceding, past tense: preceded, past participle: preceded
- 1. come before (something) in time:
a gun battle had preceded the explosions
- 2. come before in order or position:
take time to read the chapters that precede the recipes
- 3. go in front or ahead of:
he let her precede him through the gate
- 4. preface or introduce something with:
he preceded the book with a collection of poems
- v.come before (something) in time:
- a gun battle had preceded the explosions
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