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verb [transitive] [usually passive] prime pronunciation in American English /praɪm/
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present tense
present participlepriming
past tenseprimed
past participleprimed
  1. 1
    to prepare someone to behave or react in a particular way

    She had been well primed about what to say to the press.

    They have 50,000 men primed for battle.

  2. 2
    to get a weapon or bomb ready to fire or explode

    The bomb had been primed to go off at noon.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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