October 13, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
prep /ˈprɛp/ verb
prep
/ˈprɛp/
verb

preps; prepped; prepping

The cooks are prepping the vegetables.
The cooks are prepping the vegetables.
Learner's definition of PREP

US, informal

: PREPARE : such as

a : to make yourself ready for something — usually + for

[no object]

  • She spent all night prepping for the test.

[+ object]

  • The runners are prepping themselves for the race.

b [+ object] : to make (someone or something) ready for something

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

— often + for

  • Teachers spent the week prepping students for the test.

  • The patient is being prepped for surgery

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