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prep

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noun \ˈprep\

Definition of prep

  1. 1 :  preparation

  2. 2 :  preparatory school

  3. 3 :  a preliminary trial for a racehorse

Examples of prep in a sentence

  1. Painting a room involves a lot of prep.

1862

First Known Use of prep

1862


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prep

verb

Definition of prep

prepped

prepping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to attend preparatory school

  3. 2 [short for prepare] :  to get ready

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  prepare; especially :  to prepare for an operation or examination <nurses prepped the patient>

Examples of prep in a sentence

  1. She spent all night prepping for the test.

  2. The runners are prepping themselves for the race.

  3. It took me about 20 minutes to prep the vegetables.

1915

First Known Use of prep

1915


PREP Defined for English Language Learners


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prep

verb

Definition of prep for English Language Learners

  • : to make yourself ready for something

  • : to make (someone or something) ready for something


PREP Defined for Kids

prep

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abbreviation

Definition of prep for Students

  1. preposition


Medical Dictionary

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prep

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noun \ˈprep\

Medical Definition of prep

  1. :  the act or an instance of preparing a patient for a surgical operation <the nurse had three preps to do>


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prep

transitive verb

Medical Definition of prep

prepped

;

prepping

  1. :  to prepare for a surgical operation or examination <prep the patient for an appendectomy>



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