make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

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make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

To become or make something prepared for something or someone. I don't think I'll have enough time to make myself ready for the gala this evening! John, please make the spare rooms ready for Jane and the kids before they get here. Gentlemen, make ready for our immediate departure!
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make ˈready (for something)

(formal) prepare (for something): Everyone is very busy here making ready for the royal visit.
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make ready

To make preparations.
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Coastguard watch officer Ian Graham said: "They remained on the vessel until the helicopter arrived to assist within 20 minutes but they made ready their life raft as a precaution.
He said the Ministry has equipped and made ready 25 hospitals in Makkah, Al-Madinah, Mina, Arafat, with a total capacity of 5250 beds, 141 health centers in Makkah, holy places of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, and 16000 blood units of different types.
The well will now be cased and made ready for fracture stimulation while the appropriate production facilities are prepared for production testing which is expected to occur within the next two-three weeks.
The facility at Tredegar Park will be equipped and made ready for commissioning by the end of the year.
This means the beds that are vacated cannot be made ready until the next day for good reasons.
Has made ready Rp200 billion in internal cash to repay debts in bond including interest.
0, according to an e-mailed response to Khaleej Times queries, was made ready in the region beginning at 2:00pm yesterday.
At the close of the exhibit, the works will be taken down and made ready for the October 16 auction.
A senior military source revealed: "There will be a total of 14 new Chinooks, they will become part of the UK fleet and Chinooks from that fleet will be made ready for Afghanistan.
Trabzonspor's Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium could not be made ready for Wednesday's game after hosting the inauguration and closing ceremonies of the European Youth Olympic Festival.
There is also reprocessing available, where opened or even used equipment can be made ready for repeat use.
The Alpha Multi's twin stack arrangement has the added benefit of allowing one stack to be in production while the second stack is being made ready.
Batayneh said the company needed over $16 million to be rejuvenated and made ready for a new start.
There is a self-contained holiday flat and planning consent has been given for other outbuildings to be made ready for holiday-let accommodation.
The mobile version of the system fits into a commercial van or 4 x 4 vehicle and is quickly set-up and made ready by a party of two in less than two hours.