recap

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

re- + cap

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

recap (third-person singular simple present recaps, present participle recapping, simple past and past participle recapped)

  1. To seal (something) again with a cap.
  2. To replace the worn tread on a tire by gluing a new outer portion.
    • 1957, “Recap your old tires?”, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, volume 11, page 13:
      Are recapped tires safe? This is obviously the thing to know before you consider buying recaps.

Noun[edit]

recap (plural recaps)

  1. A tire that has had new tread glued on.
    • 2008, John Adamson, Law for Business and Personal Use, ISBN 0538445882, page 102:
      As she did so, Stacy noted that the tire had been a recap—a tire created by gluing a new outer portion of tread onto the worn inner core of old tires.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from recapitulate/recapitulation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun) enPR: rēʹ-kăp, IPA(key): /ˈriːkæp/
  • (verb) enPR: rē-kăpʹ, rēʹ-kăp, IPA(key): /riːˈkæp/, /ˈriːkæp/

Noun[edit]

recap (plural recaps)

  1. A recapitulation.
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Verb[edit]

recap (third-person singular simple present recaps, present participle recapping, simple past and past participle recapped)

  1. To recapitulate.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened from recapitalization

Noun[edit]

recap (plural recaps)

  1. A leveraged recapitalization accomplished by increasing the debt to equity ratio.
    • 2009, Thomas Kirchner, Merger Arbitrage: How to Profit from Event-Driven Arbitrage, ISBN 0470508116, page 196:
      A survey of private equity firms found that most firms are comfortable with a debt/equity ratio of 4:1 following a dividend recap.

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