pre-date ˌpre-ˈdate (also ante∙date) verb [VN] • to be built or formed, or to happen, at an earlier date than sth else in the past • 早于;先于…建成(或形成、发生等):
»Few of the townˈs fine buildings pre-date the earthquake of 1755.
该城的精美建筑很少是 1755 年大地震前建成的。
【OPP】 post-date

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