repair

repair
I. repair re‧pair 1 [rɪˈpeə ǁ -ˈper] verb [transitive]
1. to fix something that is damaged, broken, or not working properly:

• All the cranes were inspected and repaired before federal safety officials arrived.

2. to try to remove the damage a mistake or wrong action has caused:

• The company is working hard to repair the damage to its reputation.

  [m0] II. repair repair 2 noun [countable, uncountable]
1. the act of fixing something that is damaged, broken, or not working properly:

• Mainframe computers typically need repairs after 7,000 hours.

• Much of the drilling equipment is in need of repair.

• Many of the vehicles are beyond repair (= so badly damaged they cannot be repaired ) .

• The bridge is under repair (= being repaired ) and a 5 mph restriction is in force.

ˈcredit reˌpair [uncountable]
FINANCE a service by which people or companies are helped to make arrangements to pay off their debts over a period of time, or helped to improve their credit rating:

• 20 states have enacted legislation to regulate credit repair.

ˌhome reˈpair [countable, uncountable]
PROPERTY the activity of making and repairing things yourself, rather than paying someone to do it; = DIY Bre:

• the largest home repair chain in the business

2. in good/​bad/​poor etc repair in good, bad, poor etc condition:

• The equipment was considered to be in sufficiently good repair to be useable.

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Ⅰ.
repair UK US /rɪˈpeər/ verb [T]
to get something that is damaged or broken back into good condition, or to make something that is not working correctly work again: »

He recommended a local company that repairs computers.

get/have sth repaired »

Breakdown cover is not expensive, if you compare the cost of getting your car repaired and possibly shipped back home.

»

It is going to cost $5,000 to repair the damage caused by the storm.

to do something to make a bad situation better: »

The industry is still struggling to repair the damage of repeated scandals.

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repair UK US /rɪˈpeər/ noun [C or U]
the act of doing something to put something that is broken or damaged back into good condition or to make it work again: »

emergency/essential/necessary repairs

»

extensive/major/minor repairs

»

a repair bill/repair costs

»

a car repair shop

carry out/do/make repairs »

They have a garage where mechanics change oil, perform tune-ups and do repairs.

repairs to sth »

The landlord failed to carry out the necessary repairs to the apartment.

beyond repair — Cf. beyond repair
in good/bad, etc. repair — Cf. in good/bad, etc. repair
under repair — Cf. under repair
See also CREDIT REPAIR(Cf. ↑credit repair), HOME REPAIR(Cf. ↑home repair), RUNNING REPAIRS(Cf. ↑running repairs)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Repair — Re*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repaired} ( p?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repairing}.] [F. r[ e]parer, L. reparare; pref. re re + parare to prepare. See {Pare}, and cf. {Reparation}.] 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — I noun adjustment, alteration, amelioration, betterment, correction, cure, fixing, improvement, melioration, mending, overhaul, patching, reanimation, reassembling, reconditioning, reconstruction, recovery, rectification, redintegration,… …   Law dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. 1. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city. [1913 Webster] Sunk down and sought repair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — repair1 [ri per′] vt. [ME repairen < OFr reparer < L reparare < re , again + parare, to get ready, PREPARE] 1. to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix 2. to renew; restore; revive [to repair one s health] 3. to …   English World dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See {Repair} to go.] 1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • repair — Ⅰ. repair [1] ► VERB 1) restore (something damaged, worn, or faulty) to a good condition. 2) set right (a rift in relations). ► NOUN 1) the action of repairing. 2) a result of this. 3) the relative ph …   English terms dictionary

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   Word origins

  • Repair — Re*pair (r? p?r ), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one s contry, to go home again; pref. re re + patria native country, fr. pater father. See {Father}, and cf. {Repatriate}.] 1. To return. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — [n] restoration, fixing adjustment, darn, improvement, mend, new part, overhaul, patch, reconstruction, reformation, rehabilitation, replacement, substitution; concepts 513,700,824 Ant. breaking, damage, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • repair — repair. См. репаративный синтез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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