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To happen before something else

precede

verb

to happen or exist before another person or thing

lead up to

if events, problems, actions etc lead up to an important event, they happen one after another in a way that makes it possible for the event to happen

predate

verb

to exist or happen earlier than someone or something else

foreshadow

verb

if something foreshadows a future event, it shows or gives a warning that it will happen

go before

to have happened previously

lead up to

to happen or exist immediately before something

precede

verb

to come before someone or something else in a series

antedate

verb

to exist or happen before something else

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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