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priming

[ prahy-ming ]SEE DEFINITION OF priming

Synonyms for priming

  • brief
  • clue
  • coach
  • cram
  • excite
  • fit
  • galvanize
  • groom
  • inform
  • innervate
  • motivate
  • move
  • notify
  • prep
  • provoke
  • rehearse
  • stimulate
  • tell
  • train
  • break in
  • fill in
  • make ready
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Antonyms for priming

  • calm
  • conceal
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • forget
  • hide
  • listen
  • secret
  • stop
  • neglect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRIMING

I saw that they were cutting their matches and arranging their priming.'

His next freak was to snatch his pistol and look to the priming.

There must be more behind: this is but the first flash, the priming of her engine.

He brought forward his gun as he spoke, and examined the priming.

Boarders, see to the priming of your pistols, and be ready to follow me presently.

I began to see we should have a brush for it in earnest, and looked to my priming.

They look to their flints and priming, and tighten the buckles of their belts.

We had also to look to the priming of our rifles, as they were likely to have got damp, and might fail us at a pinch.

“I know not,” he replied, as he renewed the priming of one of the guns.

Here he occupied himself with the priming of his gun and looked to his pistols.

WORD ORIGIN

"first coat of paint," c.1600, verbal noun from prime (v.). Meaning "gunpowder in the pan of a firearm" is from 1590s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRIMING

briefing

nounpreparation by informing of facts
  • background meeting
  • conference
  • directions
  • discussion
  • guidance
  • information
  • initiation
  • instruction
  • meeting
  • preamble
  • priming
  • rundown
  • update

coat

nouncovering
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