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verb [transitive] cap pronunciation in British English /kæp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycap
he/she/itcaps
present participlecapping
past tensecapped
past participlecapped
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  1. 2
    British to give a player a place in a country’s team for an international match in football, rugby, or cricket

    Rix was capped for England 17 times.

    He has now become Brazil’s most capped goalkeeper.

  2. 3
    to say or do something that is better, funnier, cleverer etc than something good, funny, clever etc that someone has just said or done

    Every time I made a joke, Kim tried to cap it.

    1. a.
      mainly journalism to be a very good or very important event that happens at the end of a series of events

      The festivities were capped by a presentation to all the committee members.

  3. 4
    to fix a hard cover to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it

    She’d had three of her teeth capped.

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  4. 5
    to put a cover or lid on something

    It’s a good idea to cap the chimney to prevent dirt from getting in.

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