appear, be, feel, look, seem | get
We were getting ready to go out.
| get sb
trying to get the children ready to leave
| consider sb, declare sb, deem sb, judge sb
She was concerned to protect the children from the truth until she judged them ready to hear it.
I was all ready to leave when the phone rang.
| not quite
He didn't feel quite ready for marriage.
| (just) about, almost, nearly, practically
I think we're just about ready to start.
| always, ever | not yet | emotionally
Though Paul had wanted a child, he wasn't emotionally ready for it.
I feel ready for anything!
He's always ready with a quick answer.
2 prepared and available
The suitcases were standing ready by the front door.
| have sth, hold sth, keep sth, leave sth
Please have your tickets ready for inspection. holding his gun ready I've left everything ready in the kitchen.
| get sth, make sth
I'll get all the boxes ready. The warships were soon made ready.
| consider sth, declare sth, deem sth, judge sth
The plane was refuelled and declared ready for service again.
The cases are ready for delivery.
appear, be, seem | remain
more than, only too, very
Connors was more than ready to oblige. She was only too ready to believe the worst of him.
| always, ever | apparently | clearly
ready and willing
always ready and willing to help
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