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"pre-emptive" in British English

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pre-emptiveadjective

uk   /ˌpriːˈemp.tɪv/ us   /ˌpriːˈemp.tɪv/ formal
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"pre-emptive" in Business English

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pre-emptiveadjective

also preemptive uk   us  
done before someone else can act, especially to prevent them doing what they had planned: pre-emptive action/measure/move The Treasury decided to raise interest rates as a pre-emptive measure against inflation.
(Definition of pre-emptive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pre-emptive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢先的, (尤指)先发制人的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶先的, (尤指)先發制人的…
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