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English definition of “prime”

prime

verb [T, usually passive]     /praɪm/
to prepare someone or something for a particular situation: I was well primed for the meeting and gave a very successful presentation. The company is primed to move ahead with its public offering.
prime the pump to provide money, encouragement, ideas, etc. to help something get started: Venture capital needs to be raised to prime the pump of startups, which are long on ideas but short on cash.
(Definition of prime verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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