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pre-emptive strike

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  • Pre-Emptive Strike — Infobox Album Name = Pre Emptive Strike Type = ep Artist = Five Finger Death Punch Released = July 10, 2007 Recorded = Genre = Groove metal Thrash metal Length = 13:01 Label = Firm Music Producer = Logan Mader Reviews = Last album = This album =… …   Wikipedia

  • pre-emptive strike — noun a surprise attack that is launched in order to prevent the enemy from doing it to you • Hypernyms: ↑surprise attack, ↑coup de main …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-emptive — pre emp|tive preemptive [priˈemptıv] adj a pre emptive action is done to prevent something from happening, especially something that will harm you pre emptive strike/attack ▪ a series of pre emptive strikes on guerilla bases …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pre-emptive —    unprovoked and without warning    Used of warfare or violence. Pre emption is buying first, whence denying the purchase to others. In the phrases pre emptive strike and preemptive offensive:     It would be important... for the forces of the… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pre-emptive — [[t]priː e̱mptɪv[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A pre emptive attack or strike is intended to weaken or damage an enemy or opponent, for example by destroying their weapons before they can do any harm. Pitt wanted to cripple Spain s war making ability by… …   English dictionary

  • pre-emptive — adjective a pre emptive action is done to harm someone else before they can harm you, or to prevent something bad from happening: pre emptive strike/attack: a series of pre emptive strikes on guerilla bases pre emptively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pre-emptive — /pri ˈɛmptɪv/ (say pree emptiv) adjective 1. of or relating to pre emption. 2. Bridge of or relating to an unnecessarily high bid, made to deter one s opponents from bidding. 3. Military of or relating to an action undertaken to destroy or weaken …   Australian English dictionary

  • pre-emptive — adj. 1 pre empting; serving to pre empt. 2 (of military action) intended to prevent attack by disabling the enemy (a pre emptive strike). 3 Bridge (of a bid) intended to be high enough to discourage further bidding …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-emptive — /pri: emptɪv/ adjective which is done before anyone else takes action in order to stop something happening ♦ pre emptive strike against a takeover bid rapid action taken to prevent a takeover bid …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • pre-emptive — UK [priːˈemptɪv] / US [prɪˈemptɪv] adjective 1) done or said to prevent something from happening a pre emptive strategy 2) intended to make it impossible or difficult for an enemy to attack a pre emptive air strike Derived word: pre emptively… …   English dictionary

  • pre-emptive — adj. Pre emptive is used with these nouns: ↑action, ↑attack, ↑move, ↑strike, ↑war …   Collocations dictionary

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