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PrEP

abbr.
pre-exposure prophylaxis

prep

 (prĕp) Informal
adj.
Preparatory: a college prep course; did extensive prep work for the interview.
n.
1. A preparatory school.
2. Preparation: Daily practices are the best prep for the upcoming track meet.
3. A preppie.
v. prepped, prep·ping, preps
v.intr.
1. To be enrolled in and attend a preparatory school.
2. To prepare for something: prepping for a radio interview.
v.tr.
1. To prepare (someone) for a medical examination or surgical procedure.
2. To prepare or prime: prep a surface for painting.

prep

(prɛp)
vb, preps, prepping or prepped
(Medicine) (tr) to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure

prep

(prɛp)

n., adj., v. prepped, prep•ping. n.
1. a preparatory school.
2. a preliminary or warm-up activity or event; trial run.
3. preparation.
4. the act of preparing a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.
adj.
5. preparatory.
6. involving or used for preparation: the mortuary's prep room.
v.t.
7. to prepare (a person) for a test, debate, etc.
8. to prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure.
v.i.
9. to prepare; get ready: to prep for the game.
10. to attend a preparatory school.
[1860–65; by shortening]

prep.

1. preparation.
2. preparatory.
3. prepare.
4. preposition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prep - preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)prep - preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
school assignment, schoolwork - a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher
didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching - the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
Translations

prep

[prep]
A. ABBR (Brit) (Scol) =preparation (= work) → tareas fpl, deberes mpl; (= period) → tiempo m de estudio, hora f de los deberes
B. VI (US) to prep forprepararse para (Scol) → hacer el curso de preparación para (los estudios universitarios)
C. VT (US) → preparar
to prep o.sprepararse
D. CPD prep school N (Brit)
see preparatory B

prep

[ˈprɛp]
n (British)
(= homework) → devoirs mpl
history prep → les devoirs d'histoire
to do one's prep → faire ses devoirs
(= study period) → étude f
vt (= prepare) → préparer
to prep sb for surgery → préparer qn pour l'opérationpre-packaged prepackaged [priːˈpækɪdʒd] adjpréemballé(e)pre-packed prepacked [ˌpriːˈpækt] adjpréemballé(e)

prep

(inf)
n (Brit Sch) (= homework)Hausaufgaben pl, → Hausarbeit f; (= homework period)Lernstunde f

prep

[prɛp] (fam) (Scol)
1. ncompiti mpl
2. adj prep school = preparatory school

prep

n (fam) preparación quirúrgica, preparación del paciente para un procedimiento o una cirugía
References in classic literature ?
Harold and Frederick were down at a millionaires' sons' academy in Pennsylvania; and Clarence, the youngest, at a prep.
It would be a scandal, and the universities were becoming severer in their treatment of accredited prep schools.
But a look at recent Kentucky Derby winners' past performances shows that all of them had their last three preps within 15 weeks of the big race and most of them did it within 10 to 12 weeks.
The compost preps prevent the escape of valuable nutrients like nitrogen while assisting in the formation and stabilization of new elements.
In this survey, use of sodium phosphate tablets as a colonoscopy prep was associated with a statistically significant (more than 10-fold) reduction in the rate of after-hours calls to physicians because of difficulties with the prep compared to PEG or sodium phosphate liquid preps.
Horses generally do not lose their Breeders' Cup preps and then improve their results in the tougher Breeders' Cup races.
Whether taking the test for the first time or repeating a specific section, the Wiley CPA e-Prep will provide students access to the most comprehensive and customized online CPA test prep available.