Definition of pre-order in English:

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[with object]
Place an order for (an item) before it is available for purchase: click on the link below to pre-order the DVD
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  • The company's newest product, the iPad, can now be pre-ordered online.
  • In the last week, about 50,000 or 7,000 a day have been pre-ordered.
  • Believe me, I'm gonna pre-order my copy!


An order for a product placed before it is available for purchase: pre-orders have already put the book at the top of the bestseller lists
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  • Across the Atlantic, phone company O2 has had to stop taking pre-orders.
  • Most Hong Kong based retailers seem to be accepting pre-orders already.
  • We will have t-shirts for sale very soon & will be accepting pre-orders for them immediately.

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