Meaning of preengage

pre•en•gage

Pronunciation: (prē"en-gāj'), [key]
— -gaged, -gag•ing.
  1. to engage beforehand.
  2. to put under obligation, esp. to marry, by a prior engagement.
  3. to win the favor or attention of beforehand: Other matters preengaged him.
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