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pre-
American English: /priː/
British English: /priː/
, /pri/

prefix

  • 1.1 (in advance) See examples: preplanned
    planeado de antemano or con anticipación
    see alsoprecook, → pre-wash
    1.2 (before) See examples: we had a predinner drink
    tomamos una copa antes de cenar
    tomamos un aperitivo

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