verb pre·engage \¦prē+\

Definition of preengage

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to engage beforehand: such as a :  to bind by a prior obligation or pledge especially of marriage b :  to win over or obtain beforehand :  prepossess c :  preoccupy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to bind or pledge oneself beforehand

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Origin and Etymology of preengage

pre- + engage

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to criticize severely

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