Meaning of PRIME in English


(PREPARE) [verb] [T] - to prepare (something) so that it is ready for the next stage in a processTo prime wood is to cover its surface with a special paint before the main paint is put on.The wooden kitchen units are either primed or fully painted before delivery.To prime a bomb or gun is to make it ready to explode or fire.The incendiary bomb discovered yesterday had not been primed.If you prime a person, you give them information about something before it happens.The board have been carefully primed before answering questions from the public.The body's immune system has cells that are primed to attack 'foreign' diseased cells. [+ object + to infinitive]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.