prepareverb [I or T]uk /prɪˈpeər/ us /prɪˈper/
- I was busily preparing for their arrival.
- The sixth-form students are preparing to take their A levels.
- I don't think you appreciate how much time I spent preparing this meal.
- Flushed with success after their surprise win against Italy, Belgium are preparing for Saturday's game against Spain.
- I hadn't prepared a speech so I just said a few words off the cuff.