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English definition of “repeat”

repeat

verb     /rɪˈpiːt/
A2 [T] to say or tell people something more than once: Would you mind repeating what you just said? Please don't repeat what I've just told you to anyone else. [+ that] She repeated that she had no intention of standing for president.Saying againSaying and uttering A2 [I or T] to happen, or to do something, more than once: The test must be repeated several times. This is an offer never to be repeated. Johnny had to repeat a year/class at school. Some historians think that history repeats itself.Repeating an action repeat yourself to say the same thing again, or the same things again and again: His speech was dreadful - he just kept repeating himself.Saying againSaying and uttering
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