verb (preps, prepping, prepped)[with object]
- 1Prepare (something); make ready: scores of volunteers help prep the foodMore example sentences
- Behind him a few officers made an obviously conscious effort to look busy at their stations despite the fact that their ship was prepped and ready to go.
- Nick called the plane from the taxi and when we got there, it was prepped and ready to go.
- I have to buy the food, prep it, prepare it, serve it to you, and clean it up, but I don't get paid for my time.
- 1.1 [no object] Prepare oneself for an event: to prep for his role he trimmed his unruly locksMore example sentences
- If you average a 10-minute mile and are prepping for a 5K, this playlist is the perfect speed to help hit your goal.
- In addition to staying up-to-date with her favorite reality stars, the beach volleyball babe has been busy prepping for the upcoming London Games.
- She is actually prepping for a role in an off Broadway show called 'We're Still Hot.'
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- Preparation: I do the prep [as modifier]: I had virtually no prep timeMore example sentences
- If you let it go much longer than that, you'll need more preparation work, and prep is the hardest part of the job!
- As DIY experts never tire of reminding us, decorating requires thorough preparation, and the correct prep for painting is a wash down with sugar soap.
- Your prep work is done a day in advance, and all in under 15 minutes - and that long only if you're slow with the chopping.
- North American • informal A student or graduate of a prep school: preps as well as Westerners with Ivy League degreesMore example sentences
- This will be my last quiet week at work before the February students return and the new prep students start.
- Goths, punks, and preps - it didn't seem to matter.
- ‘When I was going to high school, there used to be the Italian crew, the black crew, the heavy-metal crew and the preps, and everybody had their own music,’ she says.
late 19th century: abbreviation of preparatory.