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noun repair pronunciation in British English /rɪˈpeə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] work that is done to fix something that is broken or damaged

    How much will the repairs cost?

    repair to:

    The insurance company requires two estimates for repairs to my car.

    carry out repairs:

    The staff is working overtime to carry out the repairs.

    beyond repair (=so badly damaged that it cannot be repaired):

    Unfortunately the engine is beyond repair.

    in need of repair:

    Both church and tower were sadly in need of repair.

    under repair (=being repaired):

    The offices are still under repair.

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    [countable] a part that has been repaired

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