Preempt vs Forstall - What's the difference?

preempt | forstall |


As verbs the difference between preempt and forstall

is that preempt is (nonstandard) while forstall is .

preempt

English

Alternative forms

* pre-empt *

Verb

(en verb)
  • to appropriate something (before someone else does)
  • to displace something, or take precedence over something
  • (bridge) to make a preemptive bid at bridge
  • Derived terms

    * preemptive * preemptor * preemptory

    forstall

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Spenser)
    (Webster 1913)