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renew

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈnjuː/  us   /-ˈnuː/

renew verb [T] (MAKE NEW)

B2 to increase the life of or replace something old: Every year I renew my membership of the sports club. I forgot to renew my season ticket. I'll use this material to renew the chair covers.
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renew verb [T] (REPEAT)

to begin doing something again: The kidnappers renewed their threats. She renewed her efforts to escape.
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renewal
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-əl/
Do you deal with season-ticket renewals here?
renewed
adjective uk   /-ˈnjuːd/  us   /-ˈnuːd/
renewed interest/enthusiasm
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