- 1preview something to see a film/movie, a television programme, etc. before it is shown to the general public and write an account of it for a newspaper or magazine The exhibition was previewed in last week's issue. See related entries: Showing films, Journalism
- 2preview something (especially North American English) to give somebody a short account of something that is going to happen, be studied, etc. The professor previewed the course for us.
BrE BrE//ˈpriːvjuː//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːvjuː//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they preview
BrE BrE//ˈpriːvjuː//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːvjuː//he / she / it previews
BrE BrE//ˈpriːvjuːz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːvjuːz//past simple previewed
BrE BrE//ˈpriːvjuːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːvjuːd//past participle previewed
BrE BrE//ˈpriːvjuːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːvjuːd//-ing form previewing
BrE BrE//ˈpriːvjuːɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːvjuːɪŋ//Showing films, Journalism