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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prime, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Primed p. pr. & vb. n. Priming.]
 1. To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.
 2. To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.
 3. To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief. [Colloq.]
 4. To trim or prune, as trees. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
 5. Math. To mark with a prime mark.
 To prime a pump, to charge a pump with water, in order to put it in working condition.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or
            strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit
            to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to
            scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any
            time" [syn: fit(p), primed(p), set(p)]