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Definition of repair verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repair
    he / she / it repairs
    past simple repaired
    -ing form repairing
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  1. 1repair something to restore something that is broken, damaged, or torn to good condition to repair a car/roof/road/television It's almost 15 years old. It isn't worth having it repaired. The human body has an amazing capacity to repair itself.
  2. 2repair something to say or do something in order to improve a bad or unpleasant situation synonym put right It was too late to repair the damage done to their relationship. The home team did well to repair a bad start.
    noun He was the son of a watch repairer.
  4. Phrasal Verbsrepair to…
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: repair