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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.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to repairs
      repair work/costs
      a bicycle repair shop



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