Meaning of REPAIR in English

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If you ~ something that has been damaged or is not working properly, you mend it.

Goldsmith has ~ed the roof to ensure the house is wind-proof...

A woman drove her car to the garage to have it ~ed.

VERB: V n, have n V-ed

~er (~ers)

...TV ~ers.

N-COUNT: usu n N


If you ~ a relationship or someone’s reputation after it has been damaged, you do something to improve it.

The government continued to try to ~ the damage caused by the minister’s interview...



A ~ is something that you do to mend a machine, building, piece of clothing, or other thing that has been damaged or is not working properly.

Many women know how to carry out ~s on their cars...

There is no doubt now that her marriage is beyond ~.



If someone ~s to a particular place, they go there. (FORMAL)

We then ~ed to the pavilion for lunch.

VERB: V to n


If something such as a building is in good ~, it is in good condition. If it is in bad ~, it is in bad condition.

The monks of Ettal keep the abbey in good ~...


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