"readies" in the noun sense
poised for action
"their guns were at the ready"
"readies" in the verb sense
1. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"
"can you make me an omelette?"
"fix breakfast for the guests, please"
2. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"
"prepare for war"
"I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
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