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preparedadjective

uk   /prɪˈpeəd/  us   /-ˈperd/
B1 ready to ​deal with a ​situation: When she called on me, I wasn't prepared. They were prepared for the ​worst.B2 made ​earlier: The ​spokespersonread a prepared ​statement.be prepared to do sth B2 to be ​willing, or ​happy to ​agree to do something: Would you be prepared to ​help me get things ​ready for the ​party? People are not really prepared to ​talk about these ​kinds of ​personalproblems.

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