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What does “primed for something” mean?

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Rebecca

Being "primed for something" means to make something ready and prepared for use. The hospital has 10 rooms ready for individuals who have the coronavirus. "Primed for something" can be used for both people and for things as well. Here are some examples: Ex: The mother primed her children for college by enrolling them into cram schools. Ex: The second room was primed for the new baby. Ex: The army is primed for battle.

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