Definition of resurface verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    resurface

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈsɜːfɪs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈsɜːrfɪs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resurface
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈsɜːfɪs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈsɜːrfɪs//
     
    he / she / it resurfaces
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈsɜːfɪsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈsɜːrfɪsɪz//
     
    past simple resurfaced
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈsɜːfɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈsɜːrfɪst//
     
    past participle resurfaced
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈsɜːfɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈsɜːrfɪst//
     
    -ing form resurfacing
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈsɜːfɪsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈsɜːrfɪsɪŋ//
     
    Features of roads
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to come to the surface again after being underwater or under the ground The submarine resurfaced. (figurative) All the old hostilities resurfaced when they met again.
  2. 2[transitive] resurface something to put a new surface on a road, path, etc. See related entries: Features of roads
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