Definition of prepping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprepiNG/


1The action or process of preparing something, or preparing for something: after hours of prepping and cooking and stressing and a few near-breakdowns, Thanksgiving was wonderful
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  • When it comes to prepping and primping for a date, men and women have slightly different agendas.
  • By this time I'm starving, so when we go backstage at the restaurant, among the pots and pans and prepping stations, I get quite excited.
  • No stewing, no cooking in a covered pot for hours; this dish consists of prepping and frying for 6 minutes.
1.1chiefly North American The practice of making active preparations for a possible catastrophic disaster or emergency, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies: prepping is a way of life and there is always something new to learn, tasks to do, and gear to purchase
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  • Prepping networks provide advice on how to prepare food reserves, how to grow crops in your garden, how to hunt and how to defend yourself.
  • The fact that he told me where he lives would be considered a huge mistake by many in the prepping world.
  • Far from the stereotyped image of a kooky doomsday prepper, he was matter-of-fact and said that prepping was a kind of insurance.

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Syllabification: prep·ping

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