Definition of recess verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    recess

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈrisɛs//
     
    , NAmE//rɪˈsɛs//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recess
     
    he / she / it recesses
     
    past simple recessed
     
    -ing form recessing
     
     
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  1. 1 [transitive, intransitive] recess (something) to take or to order a recess The hearing was recessed for the weekend.
  2. 2[transitive] recess something (in/into something) to put something in a position that is set back into a wall, etc. The lights should be recessed into the ceiling. recessed shelves
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: recess

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