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- To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
- to repair a house, a road, a shoe, a ship
- to repair a shattered fortune
- 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], →OCLC, page 44:
- Secret refreſhings, that repair his ſtrength,
- To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
- to repair a loss or damage
- See also Thesaurus:repair
to restore to good working order
- The act of repairing something.
- I took the car to the workshop for repair.
- The result of repairing something.
- If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork.
- The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
- The car was overall in poor repair before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent repair. But the other vehicle was beyond repair.
- 1962 March, J. M. Tolson, “The Netherlands Railways today—I”, in Modern Railways, page 172:
- The 1300 class (Nos. 1301-16), one of which was damaged beyond repair in an accident, are Co-Cos, weigh 111 tons and have a top speed of 85 m.p.h.
- 2020 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
- Thirteen houses were damaged beyond repair, and much of the rest of the town suffered broken windows and lost slates.
act of repairing something
result of repairing something
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repair (plural repairs)
- The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
- our annual repair to the mountains
- 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, →OCLC:
- The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses.
- A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
- 1668, John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, M. DC. LXVI. […], London: […] Henry Herringman, […], →OCLC, (please specify the stanza number):
- There the fierce winds his tender force assail / And beat him downward to his first repair.
place to which one goes often
- To transfer oneself to another place.
- to repair to sanctuary for safety
- 1960 April, B. Perren, “Resorts for Railfans -30: Bournemouth”, in Trains Illustrated, page 239:
- [...] the train engine uncouples and either backs on to the up through line to await its next duty or repairs to the motive power depot.
to transfer oneself to another place
- To pair again.
- Please try to repair the two earbuds to each other. Place both earbuds back into the charging case, wait for four seconds, then open it and see if they have been repaired with one another.
- “repair”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “repair”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “repair”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- “repair”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.