pre·view also pre·vue (pre-v-yoo)
1. An advance showing, as of a movie or art exhibition, to which a selected audience is invited before public presentation begins.
2. An advance viewing or exhibition, especially the presentation of several scenes advertising a forthcoming movie; a trailer.
3. An introductory or preliminary message, sample, or overview; a foretaste.
tr.v. pre·viewed also pre·vued, pre·view·ing also pre·vu·ing, pre·views also pre·vues
1. To view or exhibit in advance.
2. To provide a preliminary sample or overview of: The professor previewed the course for us.
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