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verb [I/T]    /prɪˈpeər/
to make or get something or someone ready for something that will happen in the future: [T] Keane is preparing a film version of the play. [I] The Southeast prepared for the worst as the hurricane turned toward the Atlantic coast. preparatory    /prɪˈpær·əˌtɔr·i, -ˈpeər-, ˈprep·ər·ə-, -ˌtoʊr·i/ adjective [not gradable] Plans for building a new school are under way, but so far only in the preparatory stage. preparedness    /prɪˈpeər·ɪd·nəs/ noun [U] earthquake preparedness
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