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Meaning of “prep” in the English Dictionary

"prep" in British English

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prepnoun

uk   us   /prep/
  • prep noun (SCHOOL WORK)

[U] UK education schoolwork that ​students, ​especiallystudents at ​privateschools, do at ​home or not during ​schooltime: Do you have much prep ​tonight?
  • prep noun (GRAMMAR)

specialized language abbreviation for preposition

prepverb

uk   us   /prep/ (-pp-)

PrEPnoun [U]

specialized
abbreviation for pre-exposure prophylaxis: the use of ​drugtreatments to ​prevent a ​disease, ​especiallyHIV/​AIDS, in ​people who do not have the ​disease
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(Definition of prep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prep" in American English

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prepverb [T]

 us   /prep/ (-pp-) infml
to ​prepare: The president’s advisers are ​busy prepping him for the ​debate. medical To prep is also to get a ​person in a ​hospitalready for an ​operation.
(Definition of prep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prep”
in Chinese (Simplified) 功课, (尤指私立学校和公学的)家庭作业…
in Chinese (Traditional) 功課, (尤指公私立學校的)功課…
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