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prep



Pronunciation: (prep), [key]
n., adj., v., prepped, prep•ping.


n.
1. See preparatory school.
2. a preliminary or warm-up activity or event; trial run: The race is a good prep for the Kentucky Derby.
3. preparation: dealer prep on the car included.
4. the act of preparing a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.

adj.
1. preparatory: a prep school.
2. involving or used for preparation: the mortuary's prep room.

v.t.
1. to prepare (a person) for a test, debate, etc.
2. to prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure, as by shaving and washing the skin with an antibacterial soap.
3. to prepare (a vehicle or craft) for sale, use, a test drive, or a race.

v.i.
1. to prepare; get ready: to prep for the game.
2. to attend a preparatory school.

prep.




1. preparation.
2. preparatory.
3. prepare.
4. preposition.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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