› the act of doing something to put something that is broken or damaged back into good condition or to make it work again: emergency/essential/necessary repairs extensive/major/minor repairs a repair bill/repair costs a car repair shopcarry out/do/make repairs They have a garage where mechanics change oil, perform tune-ups and do repairs.repairs to sth The landlord failed to carry out the necessary repairs to the apartment.
beyond repair › something that is beyond repair is damaged so much that it cannot be repaired or that nothing can be done to help: The public image of the brand may be damaged beyond repair. The carpet was beyond repair, so the insurance company paid for a new one.
in good/bad, etc. repair (also in a good/bad, etc. state of repair) › in good/bad, etc. condition: The fences on either side of the track were in poor repair.
under repair › being repaired: This section of the road will be under repair until January. → See also credit repair, home repair, running repairs