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Repairs and the action of repairing

repair

noun

work that is done to fix something that is broken or damaged

maintenance

noun

work that is done to keep something such as a building, machine, or piece of equipment repaired and in good condition

overhaul

noun

a thorough repair to a machine

do-it-yourself

noun

the activity of making or repairing things yourself instead of paying someone to do it for you

running repair

noun

a small temporary repair that allows you to continue using something

repair

noun

relating to repairs

repair

noun

a part that has been repaired

renewal

noun

a process of improving, repairing, or making something more successful

DIY

noun

do-it-yourself: the activity of making or repairing things for your home instead of paying someone to do them for you

refit

noun

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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