COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a prepared statement (=one that is prepared and then read out)
▪ His solicitor read a prepared statement on his behalf.
be willing/prepared/happy/ready to admit sth
▪ She was willing to admit that she’d made a mistake.
▪ I have to cook some food for this evening.
prepare a feast
▪ A catering company was hired to prepare the feast.
prepare a lesson
▪ The teachers spend a long time preparing their lessons.
prepare a report
▪ The surveyor will view the property and prepare a full report.
prepare/lay the ground (=to provide the situation or conditions in which something can develop successfully)
stand prepared/ready to do sth (=be prepared to do something whenever it is necessary)
▪ We should stand ready to do what is necessary to guarantee the peace.
write/draw up/prepare a draft (=write one)
▪ Always write a rough draft of your essay first.
▪ He drew up a draft of the club’s rules and regulations.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Most men sported an absurd amount of lethal weaponry, which they were fully prepared to use.
▪ Jackson came over at once, armed with a fully prepared draft of a bill, which he read to the assembly.
▪ You've lost a close friend and however much you anticipated this, you can never be fully prepared for a bereavement.
▪ Intel is currently preparing fully functional samples of the chips for shipment to manufacturers in the second half.
▪ There are so many options prices vary, but Tony suggests a fully prepared Trakmeister car would start at around £14,000.
▪ Haig wisely refused to do this until he was fully prepared.
▪ This opportunity to file or publish modified accounts does not limit the requirement to prepare full accounts for the shareholders.
▪ He prepared an account of the will situation to break to her brutally.
▪ Films usually prepare four sets of accounts.
▪ Experienced researchers are wise to all the tricks used to camouflage a poorly prepared document, so do not encourage criticism.
▪ In the week before work began I prepared three documents.
▪ Now Mr Fallon is preparing a consultative document so the Churches can comment before the new rules for capital funding are finalised.
▪ As soon as you've completed your pre-completion agenda you should proceed to prepare all the documents listed under head 2 above.
▪ A certificate of judgement is still required, but see r 27 enabling judgment creditors to prepare documents for the court.
▪ Cheshire County Council has prepared two documents warning of the danger faced by Cheshire industry.
▪ Government requires the Council to prepare this important document.
▪ Sefa-Dedeh is now developing a simple process to prepare a high protein food from cereals and legumes.
▪ In the mill it; has prepared the brothers' food and its duty is now to serve in making their clothing.
▪ Supermarkets, specialty food shops, bakeries and caterers are sources of quality prepared foods.
▪ Having to prepare our food on a couple of electric rings was a challenge I enjoyed.
▪ His servant hastened to make all ready, build fires and heat water for the baths and prepare food.
▪ I prefer to prepare the food and I also like to serve the drinks.
▪ Evidently Minna was also hungry, because she prepared food for herself as well.
▪ Industry preparing for the Government legislation is luring inspectors away faster than they can be recruited to enforce it.
▪ There was talk of preparing an Ulster provisional government and creating an Ulster Volunteer Force.
▪ Ministers prepare for cuts Government ministers have been meeting to prepare major spending cuts ahead of Chancellor Clarke's Budget speech next month.
▪ A retraining package is already being prepared by government.
▪ In Opposition days, Heath the permanent secretary manqué set about preparing for government with a will.
▪ In fact, the new sciences are malting such an impact because two simultaneous developments have prepared the ground.
▪ If we are to achieve those in practice, we must first prepare the ground carefully.
▪ They're also prepared to do the ground spraying on short notice.
▪ Party insiders said the move was to help prepare the ground for him to eventually stand in place of John Hume.
▪ It is hoped that volunteers can start work on preparing the ground in a few weeks time.
▪ Jacques Chirac has openly attacked the government and prepared the ground for a single rightwing presidential candidate-himself.
▪ This year you must prepare the ground, sort out family relationships and establish a stronger material and financial base.
▪ By the time Eline came home at dinner time, Nina had prepared a meal of bread and cheese.
▪ She prepared the meals and pumped the water and drew t e baths and swept the rugs and made the beds.
▪ Cliff is only too pleased to prepare a celebratory meal for any special occasion.
▪ Yet these men not only prepared their own meals but they invited women to share the meals with them.
▪ She left the envelope on her dining table while she prepared her evening meal.
▪ One afternoon she realized that her friend was too weak to prepare his own meals.
▪ Women did their shopping, gossiped, then went home to prepare the Sunday meals for their families.
▪ Chris, for example, wants to be a chef and works for the dining services preparing meals.
▪ Your manager may ask your views when preparing the detailed operation plan for meeting targets in the year ahead.
▪ Members of the public would not need to prepare plans, construct prototypes or conduct tests.
▪ Each would prepare a business plan that included sales projections, budget requirements, and net profitability.
▪ Your views Many people have been involved in preparing the Community Care Plan.
▪ Unfriendly takeovers represent a constant threat to underperforming companies with ill prepared strategic plans.
▪ During my lessons that morning I prepared a plan of action.
▪ Do not, for example, equate time spent preparing plans with impact.
▪ BBut the administrators who prepared the report concluded that HMOs should not be singled out.
▪ The Giants would have to prepare a separate environmental report for their site.
▪ My boss hired two consultants to prepare a report.
▪ Meanwhile, the guardian ad litem appointed on behalf of the children was preparing her report.
▪ I prepared and presented reports to committees and worked in other departments such as planning and trading standards.
▪ An accountant friend is now helping him prepare the reports.
▪ This approach was extended to cover the activities of all works contractors who had to prepare detailed statements for discussion and approval.
▪ I prepared a brief statement which I instructed Mrs Metz to give out.
▪ Note that this aggregation applies whether or not the parent prepares consolidated financial statements.
▪ It needs to be taken into account when preparing the completion statement at completion.
▪ Phillips bravely read out the statement he had hastily helped David Howell prepare after training.
▪ Role models, as we have discussed, can be invaluable in helping you prepare your own road map.
▪ She had helped to prepare the table.
▪ Services to parents and teachers include providing requested information, duplicating materials, and helping plan and prepare teacher-made materials.
▪ Father Pat Day helped us to prepare through meditation, talking about the sacrament, and a service of Reconciliation.
▪ Separate versions of the software also are available at an additional charge to help you prepare your state income tax return.
▪ Party insiders said the move was to help prepare the ground for him to eventually stand in place of John Hume.
▪ But an editor can help prepare several dishes at once.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth
I'm not prepared to do sth
▪ I'm not prepared to let them take my business without a fight.
be prepared to do sth
▪ Griffiths was prepared to spend up to $500,000 to renovate the old theater.
▪ He was prepared to use force if necessary.
▪ The Pentagon is prepared to build an emergency camp for refugees.
▪ You'll never learn to speak another language unless you're prepared to make an effort.
▪ But, as a scientist, she was and is prepared to tolerate this drive while it lasts without satisfying it.
▪ He was prepared to talk with complete honesty about it.
▪ He was very busy but he was prepared to see me because Lynda had recommended me.
▪ It is very thorough but requires the user to be prepared to look in depth at each technical area of painting.
▪ My sister can never understand what I am prepared to do for her, for our welfare.
▪ Now sadder but wiser, we are prepared to admit that the implementation of curriculum change is a complicated business.
▪ Now, because she needed something from him, she was prepared to give in.
▪ Or be prepared to go home without it.
clear/pave/open/prepare etc the way (for sth)
▪ Earlier legislation paved the way by limiting the use of custody as a penalty for offenders under the age of twenty-one.
▪ He believes the Government has missed the opportunity to pave the way for badly needed investment.
▪ He gave as an example some of the early work in genetics which has paved the way for biotechnological developments.
▪ She would pave the way for a much more slender ideal: the flapper.
▪ Such developments are paving the way to rapprochement between conventional and complementary medicine.
▪ Was he paving the way for another referendum?
▪ When Ken wants to give his girlfriend a kiss he first calls in a construction team to clear the way.
ready cooked/prepared etc
▪ After the church service he was conducted to a house ready prepared, where a regal feast was laid before him.
▪ Anyone who has given online demonstrations and experienced systems breakdown, will appreciate the advantage of having alternative ready prepared demonstration material!
▪ Brownie albums were provided, with spaces ready prepared for slotting in a sequence of the snapshots.
▪ But fresh potatoes are less expensive than many of the dehydrated and ready prepared and frozen products.
▪ Freezer: Pack of steaks, beefburgers, fish-fingers, peas, runner beans, ready cooked curry meal, cod.
▪ Microwave combination ovens can successfully prime cook fresh and frozen foods and regenerate ready cooked dishes from chilled and frozen.
suitably dressed/prepared/equipped etc
▪ But one must be suitably dressed for a country visit and I had absolutely nothing fit to wear.
▪ They, too, regardless of the loss of their leader, were intent on being suitably dressed for Bank Holiday.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Prepare a vinaigrette dressing with olive oil, white wine vinegar, and mustard.
▪ Before you start painting, prepare the walls by cleaning them and filling any cracks.
▪ Brenda spent all day preparing the meal.
▪ He only had a few hours to prepare for the interview.
▪ I've been so busy that I've had no time to prepare.
▪ Maintenance staff are busy preparing the field for tomorrow's big game.
▪ Mrs Fujimoto prepared a delicious meal for them.
▪ Nothing could have prepared him for what he saw during the war.
▪ People on the island are preparing for another storm.
▪ Some French dishes take hours to prepare.
▪ The Americans are preparing two new satellites for launch.
▪ The company is preparing to expand its European network.
▪ The programs are aimed at preparing people who want to start up their own business.
▪ When they are not in the classroom, teachers spend much of their time preparing lessons.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Each hotel prepares its own profit and loss account.
▪ His duties are to prepare the estimates of expenditure for all committees of the council after the council have formulated its policy.
▪ Its success is owed to the family that runs it with affection and pride, preparing traditional dishes with an easy perfection.
▪ Separate drills would have to be prepared to master each of the three clause types.
▪ These men and women had spent two weeks preparing for the big occasion, many taking unpaid leave from work.
▪ Your unconscious mind works out many of your conflicts in dreams, and generally prepares you for the challenges of the day.