Meaning of REPAIR in English

REPAIR

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

beyond repair/control/belief etc (= impossible to repair, control, believe etc )

Scott’s equipment was damaged beyond repair.

The town centre had changed beyond all recognition.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the performance has had to be cancelled.

repair the damage

The cost of repairing the damage could be around £300 million.

running repairs

sth’s state of repair/preservation

School buildings should be kept in a good state of repair.

undergo repairs/restoration

The ship is currently undergoing extensive repairs.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bridge

For there is a tremendous difference between, let us say, repairing a bridge and building one.

In essence, the effect is a little like repairing the bridges on the Rhine River after the war.

The Jacobites in fact opted for Crossford, where they repaired the bridge , and on 1 December marched on to Macclesfield.

building

After many disputes involving privileges and revenues of the See, he set about repairing the buildings in the diocese.

For there is a tremendous difference between, let us say, repairing a bridge and building one.

Our first step was to set up an independent trust to repair the building .

car

I ask for assistance to repair my car .

Ultimately, motorists will have to repair their cars or lose their registration.

Employing mechanics at, say, £3 per hour the workshop repairs cars for a charge of £10 per hour.

It took longer to repair her car than it did to undo her marriage, she says.

cost

The cost of repairing such defects comes under the maintenance of the plant.

Coding cost is nearly irrelevant compared to the cost of repairing error-prone modules.

The seller offered to meet half the cost of repairing the dynamo.

There was no reason to put in temporary facilities months ahead of time because of the cost of maintaining and repairing them.

After a few weeks other problems appeared and the plaintiff sued for the cost of repairing them.

So far, it has emerged that the cost of repairing damaged roads will alone hit the £1m mark.

It was estimated that the cost of repairing damaged roads alone will run to £1m.

damage

The damage had been repaired before delivery to the dealer -; at a cost of £50.

It is hoped that the worst of the damage will be repaired over the next two to three years.

Even with the outside damage repaired the house on the Rose Hill estate is hardly inviting.

house

I wonder why they didn't repair the house .

Even with the outside damage repaired the house on the Rose Hill estate is hardly inviting.

When people employ a builder to repair their house , they will probably want to agree a price beforehand.

operation

He spent several weeks in hospital, and needed three operations to repair his damaged liver.

Willis underwent two operations by Patzakis to repair the injury, which involved controlling the infection and transplanting bone from his pelvis.

When she was thirty-six, she had had an operation to repair a uterine prolapse.

Once here he will have an operation to repair a cleft palate by plastic surgeon Charles Viva.

road

Sir William Horne, salter, left 500 marks for repairing the road to Cambridge.

And as soon as that happens, Mr Lee can think about getting his scooter repaired and on the road again.

So far, it has emerged that the cost of repairing damaged roads will alone hit the £1m mark.

It was estimated that the cost of repairing damaged roads alone will run to £1m.

roof

Check and repair the roof , woodwork, windows, doors, pointing, plumbing, heating, and so on.

surgery

Roebuck's ankle required surgery to repair the lateral and medial ligaments.

HOUSTONRight before Geni Hefner had plastic surgery to repair her battered face, she sat in her apartment and recalled the horror.

A Flight Lieutenant underwent surgery to repair a broken blood vessel in the brain.

Louis in the Royce Clayton deal, underwent arthroscopic surgery last Saturday to repair a small tear in his pitching shoulder.

She still faces further surgery to repair her eyelids, which we re partially destroyed and do not fully close.

wall

They needed to repair the crumbling walls of their draughty homes, too.

Even if the masonry wall is so unstable it is moving, it can be repaired and the walls made safe.

One particularly curious example was found this year by a warden repairing a wall at Studland in Dorset.

Not only were tables and ceilings repaired , walls painted, and floors patched, but a special project began as well.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Builders spent several weeks repairing the roof.

How much will it cost to have the TV repaired?

Jones had cosmetic surgery to repair the damage to his face.

The first step in repairing a relationship is a willingness to communicate.

The plane was too badly damaged to be repaired.

They had to move out while the condo was being repaired.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He spent several weeks in hospital, and needed three operations to repair his damaged liver.

I want to learn how to repair shoes.

It can repair the shattered beliefs and, sometimes, the ailing soul of an organization gone awry.

So he repaired the sidewalks in the other two areas, but left residents of the third to walk in the mud.

The roof will need to be repaired and properly flashed to the new chimney.

The streets would be swept clear, the buildings replaced and rebuilt or repaired.

Willis underwent two operations by Patzakis to repair the injury, which involved controlling the infection and transplanting bone from his pelvis.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

It is everywhere you turn, often in bad repair .

A bad repair or inadequate flashing could lead to a major leak.

Some cars were in such a bad state of repair that standing passengers were banned on them.

essential

They waste our public services, and essential repairs are not carried out.

A full service history is essential and mechanical repair can be expensive, so shop around for the top examples.

The house itself had been fully redecorated and essential repairs carried out, and the family was in occupation.

The owners say they need more cash for essential repairs .

extensive

Over the past 2 years it has been subject to extensive repairs and its site to archaeological investigation.

Despite extensive repairs Mr Hall claims the steering problem is still present.

good

School buildings should be kept in a good state of repair and appearance.

Or Arthur McAlister; who had taken the responsibility of having their lawn mowed and keeping the house in good repair .

Drains: A properly constructed system, in good repair , does not normally require cleaning.

Be satisfied with the best repair job that you can manage under the circumstances.

Alas, most of our exhibits aren't in anything like such a good state of repair .

Preventative medicine and good health rather than repairs were his philosophy.

The gallery is a very fine example and in good repair .

Specific buildings, notably those on Castle Hill, including the cathedral and palaces, are restored and in good repair .

major

Her desired outcome was a bit of money to help with major structural repairs .

Note one of 252 Squadron's Beaufighters in the background undergoing major repair .

Then there's the unexpected, like major repairs to your home or car.

The Bort Authority has also invested £300 000 in major repairs .

It may be that the old building needs major repairs .

Stirling, Cooper and Seekings headed for Benina which they knew from past experience was a major repair base.

minor

It would apparently only require minor repairs plus a reliable water supply to put the mill back into operation.

Be prepared for minor repairs on the road.

Repair Best done by professionals, but some minor repairs can be safely undertaken at home.

John carried out some minor repairs to the roof, but the bad weather prevented him from tackling any major work.

The family's first stop at a garage for a minor repair led Jack into conversation with the proprietor.

All reported faults will be investigated, and approved minor repairs will be undertaken.

Investigate reported faults and undertake minor , approved repairs when identified.

Aluminium parts, in the main, were all recoverable, requiring only cleaning and minor repairs .

necessary

Carry out any necessary repairs to the greenhouse, and repaint it if needed, in dry weather.

Beetle attack which has ceased requires little attention except for any necessary repairs to the damaged timbers.

Then company staff worked late into the night to make necessary repairs .

Please could you let me have a separate estimate for straightening this and doing any necessary repairs to the seat.

Calcium is also necessary for repair and construction of cells.

Normally the police then trace the owner through registration documents and the garage offers to do any necessary repairs .

poor

The power station was in poor repair , and Smith set about installing new insulators and restoring good practice.

The monument itself was in a poor state of repair and suffering the effects of age.

So I cast around for somewhere else and we found this, in a very poor state of repair .

Many of the Motherwells were in a poor state of repair , and had to be completely reconstructed.

The main half-timbered building now forms part of a farm, and is in a poor state of repair .

The fences on either side of the track were in poor repair and in April 1965 children were seen on the line.

Councillors said they have been approached by a number of people about the poor repair of the road.

In general, the mill is in a poor state of repair .

structural

Her desired outcome was a bit of money to help with major structural repairs .

Masonry walls have a lot more kinds of cracking, and some can require a structural repair .

In 1987 a survey concluded that the theatre should shut immediately, to allow structural repairs , rewiring, refitting and restoration.

The bulk of the money went on the addition of amenities and not on structural repairs .

Last year a routine survey revealed that the bridge was in need of significant structural repair .

urgent

More than £40,000 is needed to carry out urgent repairs to the tower.

Airstrips, roads and bridges need urgent repair for the agencies to be able to reach people.

Not until 1926 did servicing catch up with urgent repair needs.

Are they aware that the South Park fencing is in urgent need of repair or replacement?

■ NOUN

bill

Almost 40 percent of Britain's £8000 million annual building repair bill is spent on structures built since 1960.

The International Olympic Committee probably would foot the repair bill , and the international track federation would pay travel costs.

The overall repair bill for Saturday's blitz on Portadown could reach £15m.

Good ones rarely include a final divorce hearing, no job, growing debt, massive car repair bills and looming poverty.

And if this is not done the repair bill will escalate dramatically.

The repair bill had come through Henry's letter box along with some Christmas cards.

Unexpected repair bills , road tax and insurance also have to be paid.

Different loads will produce different vehicle lives and different repair bills .

car

She was accused of stopping payment on a car repair check.

These provide a car repair workshop and facilities for woodworking, metal working, the construction trade and textiles.

Wilson Emergency payments or services based on specific needs: car repair , relocation expenses, rent and other things.

Good ones rarely include a final divorce hearing, no job, growing debt, massive car repair bills and looming poverty.

costs

Industry sources say consequential loss claims could prove a greater burden than the building repair costs .

Sierra said of the estimated repair costs .

In addition, the software calculates damage estimates and building repair costs for any geographical area.

In Los Angeles, maximum repair costs are based on the age of the car.

Different repair schedules will produce different repair costs and different vehicle lives.

A switch then typically would add about $ 300 to repair costs .

I am still not convinced that they are as efficient at policing claims and repair costs as they could be.

Prompt action by local people can not only prevent ultimate demolition, but also save many thousands of pounds in repair costs .

facility

And the Limerick, Ireland plant will now be converted into a repair facility .

Once again, the repair facilities had been improved to meet the demands of the Port users.

Machinery figured largely in Cumbria and Wester Ross reflecting no doubt the distance from repair facilities .

job

The damage meant a nine month repair job .

You opted for the repair job .

Canal companies tried to be self sufficient and carry out repair jobs in their own premises.

Be satisfied with the best repair job that you can manage under the circumstances.

The blacksmith was involved in many canal repair jobs .

service

There's also a full repair service for guitars and amps, with valve amps a speciality.

Don't buy any video equipment without a reliable guarantee of maintenance and repair services .

Arrange reliable maintenance and repair services . 3 A guide to video software Broadcast television can be recorded off-air on to videotape.

shop

There was a mushroom growth of grant-aided housing associations, community advice centres, radical theatre groups and co-operative bicycle repair shops .

Then they would sell them to posses from a garage on Bruckner Boulevard that doubled as a muffler repair shop .

By 0800 hours, most of the repair shops are humming as the tradesmen set about their various repair tasks.

Most computer dealers and repair shops will charge $ 50 to $ 75 for the operation.

No. 12 is a finishing repair shop .

Upgrades to eight stations and a repair shop are also to be completed under the financing plan.

Probably running a repair shop by now Or somebody's fleet.

Allen works in a three-person auto repair shop in San Marcos.

work

It is understood to have started when tarpaulin sheeting blew on to heaters drying a new resin coating on repair work .

The owner told the boy to take a section of the car and do the repair work .

Damage to the power sector was also limited, although emergency repair work was necessary.

We all pass through this life as damaged goods, and the repair work is ongoing.

It is said that there are surviving accounts of repair work done to the mill both in 1744-5 and 1751-3.

It was unclear what type of nuclear testing and repair work the Point Loma facility might handle.

Ministers are still discussing with the Royal Household the style of the repair work .

Occasional maintenance and repair work will be necessary to keep large solar-cell arrays in top working order.

■ VERB

make

The city is under an order from the state Department of Health Services to immediately begin making repairs .

The belt tension tends to increase the boom damage but makes for easier repairs .

Check chimney flues and heating equipment in summer and do maintenance, make repairs or replace an outmoded system.

Carry a whistle and a spare length of rope which can be used for towing others or making repairs .

And he can start making arrangements for the repair and rebuilding.

That includes deciding on rental terms or arranging for others to make repairs .

need

Airstrips, roads and bridges need urgent repair for the agencies to be able to reach people.

A more reasonable view is that the law of demand is just fine, and the CardKrueger empirical analysis needs repairs .

Are you prepared to take on something that needs repairs or not?

His church urgently needs repair , and compulsory membership fees would help keep it out of debt.

You may need to make other repairs , such as repointing or replacing damaged wood, siding or masonry before you caulk.

The temple of the body needs an occasional repair .

Rosenthal said it is vacant and needs lots of repairs .

require

It would apparently only require minor repairs plus a reliable water supply to put the mill back into operation.

Masonry walls have a lot more kinds of cracking, and some can require a structural repair .

The pipes or cables must require repair or replacement due to accidental damage not due to wear and tear.

Some old cracks will not move again and may require only a cosmetic repair .

He said only a handful of the units have required significant repair .

undergo

Note one of 252 Squadron's Beaufighters in the background undergoing major repair .

The Atlantis boosters underwent the same repair procedure as those that launched Columbia.

Subjects - 96 men undergoing elective inguinal hernia repair under general anaesthesia.

The two others will be named this weekend after the boat has undergone repairs .

undertake

To one side is a well equipped works which enables the railway to undertake repairs and refurbishment to high engineering standards.

The mere fact that they are willing to undertake these repairs proves that they fear us.

Or, in the case of a consent order, the wife might undertake to pay for repairs .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Many ships dock at Kure Naval Base for repairs.

Sanding is unnecessary if the repair is reasonably smooth.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Factories were ordered to cut production levels and road repairs were halted in an effort to cut traffic jams.

However, a $ 500 inspection revealed the building needed extensive asbestos abatement and repairs.

It also offered other services, including credit repair .

It was often out of repair .

Millstone has removed all the radioactive fuel in the reactor to permit repairs.

Ministers are still discussing with the Royal Household the style of the repair work.

There was a mushroom growth of grant-aided housing associations, community advice centres, radical theatre groups and co-operative bicycle repair shops.

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