make ready to do something

make ready to do something
make ready to (do something) to prepare to do something.

He made ready to jump in the water and swim to shore as soon as the boat neared the beach.


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  • make ready to — (do something) to prepare to do something. He made ready to jump in the water and swim to shore as soon as the boat neared the beach …   New idioms dictionary

  • make ready (for something) — make ˈready (for sth) idiom (formal) to prepare • to make ready for the President s visit Main entry: ↑readyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make-ready — /mayk red ee/, n. 1. Print. the process of preparing a form for printing by overlays or underlays to equalize the impression. 2. the act or process of making something ready for use: a charge for make ready on the new car. [1820 30; n. use of v.… …   Universalium

  • make-ready — /mayk red ee/, n. 1. Print. the process of preparing a form for printing by overlays or underlays to equalize the impression. 2. the act or process of making something ready for use: a charge for make ready on the new car. [1820 30; n. use of v.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make — make1 [māk] vt. made, making [ME maken < OE macian, akin to Ger machen < IE base * maĝ , to knead, press, stretch > MASON, Gr magis, kneaded mass, paste, dough, mageus, kneader] 1. to bring into being; specif., a) to form by shaping or… …   English World dictionary

  • ready — ► ADJECTIVE (readier, readiest) 1) prepared for an activity or situation. 2) made suitable and available for immediate use. 3) easily available or obtained; within reach. 4) (ready to/for) willing to do or having a desire for. 5) immedi …   English terms dictionary

  • ready — read|y1 [ˈredi] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(prepared)¦ 2¦(for immediate use)¦ 3 have something ready 4 be/feel ready for something 5 be ready to do something 6¦(willing)¦ 7¦(quick)¦ 8 ready money/cash 9 ready, steady, go! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ready — 1 adjective 1 PREPARED (not before noun) prepared for what you are going to do: Come on. Aren t you ready yet? | ready to do sth: Everything s packed, and we re ready to leave. (+ for): I don t want to take the test yet; I m not ready for it. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ready — read|y1 [ redi ] adjective *** 1. ) never before noun prepared for what is going to happen: We ll never be ready in time. ready to do something: Are you ready to go yet? ready for: She was ready for a new challenge. nearly/just about/almost ready …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ready — [[t]re̱di[/t]] ♦♦ readier, readiest, readies, readying, readied 1) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ for n, ADJ to inf If someone is ready, they are properly prepared for something. If something is ready, it has been properly prepared and is now able to… …   English dictionary

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