repair Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "repair" - English Dictionary

See all translations

repairverb [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?
More examples
Phrasal verbs

repairnoun [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.
More examples
(Definition of repair from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of repair?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “repair” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More