- 1[transitive, intransitive] (especially North American English, informal) to prepare (something) prep something Prep the vegetables in advance. prep (for something) They're prepping for college.
- 2[transitive] prep somebody (specialist) to prepare somebody for a medical operation See related entries: Operations Word Originverb 1920s: abbreviation of prepare or preparation.
BrE BrE//prep//; NAmE NAmE//prep//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prep
BrE BrE//prep//; NAmE NAmE//prep//he / she / it preps
BrE BrE//preps//; NAmE NAmE//preps//past simple prepped
BrE BrE//prept//; NAmE NAmE//prept//past participle prepped
BrE BrE//prept//; NAmE NAmE//prept//-ing form prepping
BrE BrE//ˈprepɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprepɪŋ//Operations