In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(prepare)estudiarto prep for sth — estudiar para algo
- Seriously, you need to trust this person to get you the right car, prep it and make sure it's all ready in time when you expect it.
- So if the man in your life regularly appears with bits of toilet paper stuck to his face, look for one of the dozens of pre-shave products that will prep the beard and the skin.
- I prepped the ground, I planted it, I cultivated it, I sprayed it, I irrigated it, I was even smart enough not to have to pick it.
- And I went to work cracking eggs, grating the nutmeg, prepping two frying pans, slicing bread.
- Nick called the plane from the taxi and when we got there, it was prepped and ready to go.
- We started making less vegetable platters than were ordered, figuring the food waste was too great to prep them in advance and we could throw a replacement together quickly if the guests devoured the first ones we sent out.
- Later, we prepped food, re-arranged the living room, and did all sorts of last minute stuff.
- As the surgeon entered the room, he found me prepping the incision and the supplies and instruments ready for him to proceed with the exploration of the surgical wound.
- When you are slicing the loaf and prepping the lettuce, think a bit more laterally about the sandwich you fancy.
- Obviously, like the bacon and onions, it helps if you prep them beforehand, but I invariably end up doing it as I cook.
- We prep the boat (well, mainly she does, as I say it's a different set up to the Wayfarer I normally sail).
- I have to buy the food, prep it, prepare it, serve it to you, and clean it up, but I don't get paid for my time.
- They are looking for volunteers to help prep the store and run the membership table.
- As the parents were also going to be coming (some would stay with their kids, some would not) we prepped a certain amount of adult food.
- As I learned later, Howard and Marie were below prepping food.
- Behind him a few officers made an obviously conscious effort to look busy at their stations despite the fact that their ship was prepped and ready to go.
1.1informal (in US)
1.2(student)alumno o alumna de un preparatory school
- I had standing as an intelligent person, and probably a nerd at the time, though the vast majority of the preps at school were also quite intelligent.
- Most of the kids that went to Springfield High School were preps, too good to associate with us.
- I was away from the nutty teacher and the preps for now.
- I mean… even those preps at our school at least know how to rollerblade’ he said to her.
- My gaze is turned away from the sickening pink preps to a new student.
- I waltzed back over to my seat between Riley and Ian, two of the biggest preps in school.
- I cried, ‘He looks more like a high school prep than a bad guy.’
- If those preps back at the boarding school had done this, I was going to kill them when I returned in September.
- When I was in high school, the students fell into many different groups: preps, jocks, cheerleaders, punks, deadheads, druggies, geeks, and all the rest.
- They were planning on robbing some rich college preps, and getting fast cash.
- It was a school full of preps and geeks, and neither group could I stand.
- Speaking of flinging potatoes at the preps at school… we had mashed potatoes and gravy today in lunch!
- I was stuck in a school full of preps where they named buildings after the stupidest things.
- Thus, treatment and comparison students were roughly equivalent in their perceptions of social distance from their classmates with the exception of the preps and the jocks.
- Greta, the biggest prep in school, squealed.
2.1British (homework)deberes masculinetarea feminine
- And so I did some prep, and settled down in front of early evening television, awaiting Scott's return.
- Pupils at a school like Westminster enjoy all the lavish benefits of tiny class sizes, personal tuition, nightly prep, awesome library facilities, and sometimes staff who are cosy with the ways of examining boards.
2.2British (period)hora de estudio feminineestudio masculine
- Anyways, Sanjay stopped by during my prep period.
- It's more of an independent study class, since it's really Cullen's prep period and he only has Benji as a student because he insisted.
- I was in my prep period and decided, since everything was finished, my final was all set; I might as well go now.
- My prep period was last I started reading the journals.
1(attend prep school)asistir a un preparatory school
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