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Definition of ready verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



ready somebody/yourself/something (for something) ready somebody/yourself/something (to do something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ready
he / she / it readies
past simple readied
-ing form readying
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to prepare someone/yourself/something for something Western companies were readying themselves for the challenge from Eastern markets.
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