- 1[transitive, intransitive] recharge (something) to fill a battery with electrical power; to be filled with electrical power He plugged his razor in to recharge it. The drill takes about three hours to recharge.
- 2[intransitive] (informal) to get back your strength and energy by resting for a time We needed the break in order to recharge. Idioms to get back your strength and energy by resting for a while
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːrdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recharge
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːrdʒ//he / she / it recharges
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːrdʒɪz//past simple recharged
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːrdʒd//past participle recharged
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːrdʒd//-ing form recharging
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʃɑːrdʒɪŋ//