Preempt

Definition of Preempt

Pre`empt´
v. t. & i.1.To settle upon (public land) with a right of preemption, as under the laws of the United States; to take by preëmption.
[imp. & p. p. Preëmpted; p. pr. & vb. n. Preëmpting.]

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accroach, adopt, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, colonize, commandeer, confiscate, conquer, enslave, expropriate, hog, indent, jump a claim, make free with, make use of, monopolize, occupy, overrun, preoccupy, prepossess, requisition, seize, sequester, sit on, squat on, subjugate, take, take all of, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, usurp
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