prep Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “prep” - English Dictionary

Definition of "prep" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

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)

Definition of "prep" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

prepnoun

uk   us   /prep/

prep noun (SCHOOL WORK)

[U] UK education schoolwork that ​students, ​especiallystudents at private schools , 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-)
[I or T] to ​prepare yourself or someone ​else to do something: She said she was prepping for her new ​movie. Are ​yourstafffully prepped formanaging the new ​system?
[ T] to ​prepare something: Prepping ​yourvegetables for a ​wholeweek in ​advance is a ​great way to ​savetime and ​energy in the ​kitchen.

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
Compare
(Definition of prep from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of prep?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More