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Definition of recess verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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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