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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: repair /rɪˈpeə(r)/ 
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present tense
present participlerepairing
past tenserepaired
past participlerepaired
  1. 1
    to fix something that is broken or damaged

    Little seems to have been done to repair the bridges.

    He had two operations to repair torn ligaments in his left knee.

    repair the damage:

    The cost of repairing the damage was much higher than we thought.

  2. 2
    to take action in order to improve a bad situation

    a last attempt to repair a damaging rift among members of the committee

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