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adjective 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 spokesperson read 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 personal problems.
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