cause to move, usually with force or pressure
the refugees were displaced by the war
take the place of or have precedence over
live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour|discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor
Synonym: preempt
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
The boss fired his secretary today|The company terminated 25% of its workers
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Move those boxes into the corner, please|I'm moving my money to another bank|The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
Synonym: move