Definition of prep verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    prep

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
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  1. 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. 2[transitive] prep somebody (specialist) to prepare somebody for a medical operation See related entries: Operations
  3. Word Originverb 1920s: abbreviation of prepare or preparation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prep