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English definition of “prepared”

prepared

adjective     /prɪˈpeəd/
B1 ready to deal with a situation: It's best to be prepared. I wasn't prepared for the cold.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
be prepared to do sth B2 to be willing to do something: You must be prepared to work hard.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
(Definition of prepared adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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