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repair

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈpeər/  us   /-ˈper/
A2 to put something that is damaged, broken, or not working correctly, back into good condition or make it work again: to repair (the surface of) the road to repair a roof after a storm The garage said the car was so old it wasn't worth repairing. I really must get my bike repaired this weekend.C2 If you repair something wrong or harmful that has been done, you do something to make it right: to repair a broken friendship Is it too late to repair the damage we have done to our planet?
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repair

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈpeər/  us   /-ˈper/
B1 the act of fixing something that is broken or damaged: My car is in the garage for repairs. The repairs to the roof will be expensive. The mechanic pointed out the repair (= repaired place) on the front of my car.
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